Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 59-116. Writes that life is monotonous but encouraged by news. Getting in practice on violin but lacks strings. Mail is still not regular.

Date

1943-07-30

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM430730

Transcription

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Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 30th July 1943.
Life continues to be as monotonous as ever but we are encouraged by news of current events. Optimism is rife in the camp but I try to fight against it for fear of future disappointments. Thanks to another latrine becoming u/s I manage to do quite a lot of practice but am sadly short of strings. I have no “A” strings at all & am using an old banjo one for that purpose. I think I progress but wish I could have a permanent haven for practice. Your mail hasn’t started arriving regularly since we came here & I feel the lack of it acutely. Hope your people are settling down well & that everyone is fit. My fondest love to you Frances. Ever yours
John.
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59/116
Kriegsgefangenenpost
Postkarte
[two stamps]
MRS U.M. VALENTINE
[deleted] LIDO [/deleted] [inserted] Little Close [/inserted]
Emfangsort: [deleted] TENTERDEN GROVE [/deleted] [inserted] Devon Rd [/inserted]
Strasse: [deleted] HENDON LONDON NW4 [/deleted] [inserted] Salcombe [/inserted]
Land: ENGLAND
Devon
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname
Sgt. John Valentine
Gefangenennummer: 459
Lager-Bezeichnung:
[deleted] M. [/deleted] -Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Germany)

Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 6, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19340.

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