Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 53. Catches up with letters and parcels arrived. Has no other requirements for clothes apart from those already mentioned. Comments on his poor ability with violin. Reports that mail is poring into camp now.

Date

1943-02-12

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM430212

Transcription

underlined] number 53. [/underlined]
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 12-2-43
Your letter 42 [inserted] & photos [/inserted] here. Many thanks for note of contents of 3rd parcel. Except shirts & towel I really need everything you sent & have no other requirements apart from those already mentioned. You may omit a kit bag, since I now have one from Red X. Don’t worry about my clothes & the moths I’m not anyway. If you imagine me to be able to play Hayden & Mozart soualas [sic] when Iwe [sic] get back, you’re going to be sadly disappointed – I’m really hopeless, but still trying unaided. How you can find time to do any reading at all beats me – let alone study. Please thank Fred for his typically amusing letter of 4th Jan. I’d welcome more from him. Mail is pouring into the camp these days – to our intense joy. Am beginning to get periodical moods of depression here, we all do, for it’s a lousy life. Luckily I always have you to think of Love John.
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Kriegsgefangenenpost
Postkarte
[postmark] PASSED P.W.3638 [/postmark]
[postmark] GEPRUFT 60 [/postmark]
An MRS U. M. VALETINE
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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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/19255.

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