Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 55 (112). Writes that only one letter from her in the month has arrived but some parcels have come. Asks her to thank senders as his letter allowance would not allow him to send thanks. Mention weather in new camp is shocking. Still has no sense of taste but finding solace in violin.

Date

1943-07-10

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM430710

Transcription

55 (112)
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 10th July 1943.
Have had only 1 letter from you in the month since we left Luft III but that is only to be expected. I fear. However, some parcels came this week – a small food parcel from a firm in Denmark called Horn Peterson & Co (Flensburg). Could find the original donor & tend my thanks. Also a parcel of £200 VPlayers (sender unknown) & another parcel of tobacco & cigs from the Wardens. Everybody is most kind but I can no longer afford card to write letters of thanks although I do appreciate everything. I’m afraid this camp nowhere approaches he last while the local weather is shocking [censored] I’m still tasteless but have found a temporary haven for fiddle practice. Don’t forget holiday All my love dearest John.
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Kriegsgefangenenpost
Postkarte
[postmark] PASSED P.W.391 [/postmark]
[postmark] GEPRUFT 74 [/postmark]
An MRS U M VALENTINE
[inserted] Little Close [/inserted] [deleted] LIDO [/deleted]
Empfangsort: [deleted] TENTERDEN GROVE [/deleted]
[inserted] Devon Rd [/inserted] StraBe: [deleted] HENDON LONDON[/deleted]
[deleted] NW4 [/deleted] Land: [deleted] ENGLAND [/deleted] [inserted] Salcombe [/inserted]
Landesteil (Provinz usw.) [inserted] Devon [/inserted]
Gebuhrenfrei!
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: Sgt JRm Valentine
Gefangenennummer: 455
Lager-Bezeichnung: Kriegsgefangenenlager Nr.6 der Luftwaffe
[inserted] VIA STALAG LUFT III [/inserted]
Deutschland (Allemagne)
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Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 26, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19336.

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