Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 44. Mentions no mail from her and nothing to report. Describes constructing ice rink for own barrack. Mention ice hockey rink monopolised by Canadians and Poles.

Date

1943-01-20

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Language

Format

Two sides handwritten postcard

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM430120

Transcription

NUMBER 44
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 20-1-43
Nothing fresh to report from here of course no mail has arrived from you & I am terribly hungry for news of wife & child. Had Frances been here recently she would have had some singing practice on two occasions but I gather that she had some anyway & hope that there were no untoward incidents. I wish you were not in the metropolis. A few of us have been trying to construct an ice rink for our own barrack & as all water has to be carried by hand, we’ve undertaken a tough job. To crown it all, it thawed today & several days labour disappeared in little streams of water going in every direction away from the rink. We have made a communal ice hockey rink here (of sorts) but it seems to be monopolised by Canadians & Poles. all my love darling, keep well John.
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Kriegsgefangenenpost
Postkarte
[postmark] GEPRUFT 32 [/postmark]
An MRS U M VALENTINE
“LIDO”
Empfangsort: TENTERDEN GROVE
StraBe: HENDON LONDON N W4
Land: ENGLAND
Landesteil (Provinz usw.)
Gebuhrenfrei!
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: Sgt. JRM VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Germany)
[postmark] PASSED P.W.1535 [/postmark]
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Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19246.

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