Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 61-118. Mentions no mail and no news. Recent good weather but now unpleasant again. Still practising violin but hampered by lack of music and strings. Discusses future clothing requirements.

Date

1943-08-10

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM430810

Transcription

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Kriefsgefangenenlager
Datum: 10th August 1943
No mail to acknowledge & very little fresh news. We [inserted] have [/inserted] had our first spell of fine weather since our arrival. It lasted nearly 2 weeks but is over now & the elements are just about as unpleasant as they possibly could be. [one sentence censored] I manage to get daily practice on the fiddle, still but am handicapped by lack of music & strings. Any news of Jack B.P? My 5th parcel duly arrived & is very much appreciated. I don’t want any more clothing now not even socks or h’chiefs (apart from underwear already requested) so please dont [sic] send any until I ask. If I am to be here most of next year I’d like a pair of stout brown walking shoes. My existing ones will soon cease to exist. I love that [inserted] last [/inserted] photo of you, dearest
All my love
John. [page break]
Kriegsgefangenenpost
61/118
[stamp]
Postkarte
An
MRS U.M. VALENTINE
[inserted] Little Close [/inserted]
Empfangsort: [deleted] LIDO TENTERDEN GROVE [/deleted] [inserted] Devon Rd [/inserted]
Strasse: [deleted] HENDON LONDON [/deleted]
NW4
[inserted] Salcombe [/inserted]
Land: ENGLAND
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
Sgt John Valentine
Gefangenennummer: 461
Lager-Bezeichnung:
Kriegsgfangenenlager Nr. 6 der Luftwaffe
[inserted] STALAG LUFT III [/inserted]
Deutschland (Allemagne)

Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 5, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19342.

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