Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 10. Reports no mail but Red Cross parcels coming in. Recounts his own feelings and activities. Notes his 300th day in captivity while some others have 1300 days.

Date

1943-03-22

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM430322

Transcription

Kriegsgefangenenpost
Postkarte
[postmark] GEPRUFT 32 [/postmark]
[postmark] PASSED P.W.3310 [/postmark]
69-10
An MRS U. M. VALENTINE
LIDO
Empfangsort: TENTERDEN GROVE
StraBe: HENDON LONDON, NW4
Land: ENGLAND
Landesteil (Provinz usw.)
Gebuhrenfrei!
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: Sgt J.R.M. VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bexeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Germany)
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NUMBER 10.
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 22nd MARCH 1943.
No mail to answer & no news to offer. I’m quite fit though still tasteless. Supplies of Red X food coming in well now. We have had a parcel per week – or the equivalent for some time & large quantities have arrived during the last few days. This is a soul destroying life here – I’m beginning to observe changes in my own outlook on life due to the monotony & ever present feeling of frustration. I still remain well occupied but feel that the quality of anything I do is poor. During this week I shall enjoy (?) my 300th day of captivity but some poor devils are near their 1300th I don’t exactly envy them nor so I hope to attain their distinction although I fully expect to go a long way towards it. Keep well & cheerful dearest – Ever Yours John
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Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19284.

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