Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 64-121. Reports her letter with photograph arrived. Tells her not to worry about a house but suggest she stays with her parents until his liberation. Details scheme for numbering and dates for sending letters so she will know if any missing.

Date

1943-08-25

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM430825

Transcription

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Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 25-8-43
Your letter 67 arrived together with a delightful photo of Frances (one of the best yet) & a sombre one of you but very lovely all the same. These are a real joy to me. It is agonising to read of your heroic yet vain struggles for a house. How I admire your courage & energy – while deploring my uselessness!! Don’t worry too much, please. If you can’t get anything retire with your people until my liberation (in 194- ??) I shan’t be numbering my mail in future but will write 6 times a month on each date that is a multiple of 5 so that you will know if any are missing. I have yours to No 68. Life is very dull here but as I seem to have found a permanent fiddle room (potato cellar) the time passes somehow. Best of luck re house
& fondest love, for ever
John.
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Kriegsgefangenenpost
64/121
[stamp]
Postkarte
[stamp]
MRS U. M. VALENTINE
[inserted] Little Close [/inserted] [deleted] LIDO [/deleted]
Emfangsort: [deleted] TENTERDEN GROVE [/deleted]
[inserted] Devon Rd [/inserted]
Strasse: [deleted] HENDON LONDON NW4 [/deleted]
[inserted] Salcombe [/inserted]
Land: ENGLAND
[inserted] Devon [/inserted]
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
Sgt. John Valentine
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung:
M.-Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Germany)

Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 20, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19349.

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