Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 53 110. Writes that final party from Stalag Luft 3 arrived along with some mail and photographs. Welcomes his parents in law home and mentions seeing German medical officer who could not find cause of his trouble over sense of taste and smell. Concludes with statement on family finance.

Date

1943-06-29

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM430629

Transcription

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29th June 1943
53 1 110

The final party from Luft VI came here today & brought your letter 63 & the packet of 6 photos of Frances which had arrived after I left. The photos are grand & have given me a great deal of pleasure. I’m delighted to hear of the safe homecoming of your parents – give them my very best regards. I’ve been to a German MO. Here about my nose & I must say that with the very limited facilities at his disposal he gave me a thorough examination but he can’t locate the cause of the trouble & therefore he can do nothing. I’ve almost forgotten now what taste & smell are & must just be as patient as I can. I approve of your financial settlement with your parents!

All my love darling
John.

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M [underlined] RS [/underlined] U.M. VALENTINE
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Gable End
[deleted] HENDON LONDON [/deleted]
Priors Marston [deleted] NW4 [/deleted]
ENGLAND
Rugby

Sgt JRW Valentine
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Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19334.

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