Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 43. Mentions near completion of a year, dance band show, upcoming music exams and his health.

Date

1943-05-28

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EValentineJRMValentineUM430528

Transcription

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NUMBER 43
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 28-5-43
No mail from you to answer & very little news. The completion of my 1st year approach but we are not planning any special celebration – the Dutchmen were shot down 2 wks before me. Our danceband gave a show this week composed entirely of hot jazz. I did not enjoy it in the least, nor, I think, did quite a number of chaps. I am exceedingly busy just now & haven ‘t read – for pleasure – for some weeks. The extra work caused by the imminence of our musical exams accounts largely for my industry. I am now dozing my nose with Argotone & the dope given me by the camp doctor but so far the stupid apparatus has refused to respond to treatment. I wonder what Leslie is doing just now – we are all on tenterhooks for news of the next steps – Hope we aren’t a year to [sic] soon. Rumours are rife here – it’s amazing how they germinate & multiply. All my love darling
John.
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100
Kriegsgefangenenpost
[stamp]
Postkarte
[stamp]
MRS U. M. VALENTINE
LIDO
Emfangsort: TENTERDEN GROVE
Strasse: HENDON, LONDON
N W 4
Land: ENGLAND
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
Sgt. John Valentine
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung:
M.-Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Germany)

Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 11, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19326.

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