Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 4. Reports arrival of anonymous parcels of tobacco and request she trace senders and thank them. Writes he is trying to play soccer once a week to keep fit.

Date

1943-03-09

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM430309

Transcription

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Letter Number. 4. Datum: 9th March 1943
A big day for me today – as far as tobacco parcels are concerned. I received 4 of them 200 Churchmen; 1/2lb Cut Golden Bar – senders unknown; 200 weight from a Miss A Hoare whom I believe to be a friend of your Aunt Carr; also a large one containing 1lb tobacco & 200 gigs from “The Loardens” whoever they might be. It is annoying that these parcels are so anonymous. If you can trace the senders will so send my very grateful thanks. I now have a fair stock against cessation of supply. Unfortunately I’m still tasteless & unable to enjoy these gifts. I played soccer today – manage to play about once a week nowadays & hope to keep fit thereby. Arrival of mail shows signs of falling off this week. Hope you are keeping well, my darling & Frances too. All my love John.
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63 Kriegsgefangenenpost
Postkarte [postmark] GEPRUFT 32 [/postmark] [ink stamp] Kings Crown PASSED P.W.3310[/ink stamp]
An MRS U.M. VALENTINE
LIDO
Empfangsort: TENTERDEN GROVE
StraBe: HENDON, LONDON NW4
Land: ENGLAND
Landesteil (Provinz usw.)
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 January 19, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19274.

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