Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 52 (109). Comments on lack of mail from her and his violin practice. Mentions he saw German doctor about his loss of loss of taste sense. Medical equipment is in short supply but doctor sympathetic.

Date

1943-06-25

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EValentineJRMValentineUM430625

Transcription

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25-6-43.
52 ( 109

The anticipated gap in mail continues & I have little news. Despite many caustic comments from the fellows, my fiddle practice in the block latrine continues – I muffle the instrument as much as possible & produce the most awful squeaks but they are not loud ones. I also have another job about which I’ll tell you later, I find the time passing well. I went to a German doctor today about my nose & am going again tomorrow for a more thorough examination. Equipment is very limited here but the doctor is most sympathetic & anxious to be of real assistance. I have been tasteless often for nearly 7 months now. Don’t forget your holiday

With fondest love
John.

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[two ink stamps]

M [underlined] RS [/underlined] U.M. VALENTINE
[deleted] LIDO [/deleted] Gable End
[deleted] TENTERDEN GROVE [/deleted]
Priors Marston
[deleted] HENDON, LONDON [/deleted]Rugby. [deleted] NW 4 [/deleted]
ENGLAND

Sgt JRW Valentine
452
STALAG LUFT VI
V1A

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Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 19, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19333.

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