Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 40. He is concerned she is overdoing things by taking on another job, which she had mentioned in letter number 37. He is grateful for the chess set from Hamley’s and hopes to play some games when he has time.

Date

1943-01-04

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM430104

Transcription

NUMBER 40
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 4 – 1 – 43
The silence of nearly a month was broken on New Years day by the arrival of your letter No 37. I’m a bit mystified by your reference to “your factory”. Have you taken on yet another job? You deserve spanking if so for you already have Frances, Liola Ba, fire watching, Savings Group 1st week find. Please don’t overdo things, my dear – save a little time for yourself. I hate to think of you wearing yourself out while I wallow in idleness doing nothing for you, myself or the British Umpire [sic]. The chess set from Hamley’s has arrived undamaged but I don’t seem to have a lot of time to spare for it. Thank you so much for the thought darling. I’ll play many a game on it, you bet, & a lot with you too. Is Irene well & truly married & if so to whom? We are all cheery ourselves by saying “home next year” Always yours, John
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Kriegsgefangenenpost
Postkarte
[postmark] PASSED P.W.3638 [/postmark]
[postmark] GEPRUFT 32 [/postmark]
An MRS U M VALENTINE
LIDO
Empfangsort: TENTERDEN GROVE
StraBe: HENDON, LONDON NW4
Land: ENGLAND
Landesteil (Provinz usw.)
Gebuhrenfrei!
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: Sgt JRM VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Germany)
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Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19242.

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