Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 68-115. Will continue to write top previous address until new one available. Writes of disappointment over house and problems with violin.

Date

1943-09-20

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM430920

Transcription

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Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 20th Sept 1943.
Shall continue writing to Lido until I get another address from you. Terribly sorry to hear that my letters are not reaching you & cannot understand why. Still haven’t got over the disappointment re High House. I didn’t realise what a kick I got out of picturing you & ours in a home of our own. To make my uphill fiddle struggle worse, my instrument has started to disintegrate (it wasn’t of high quality anyway) & pending efforts by fellow Kriegies to repair it I am using one which had been rejected by everyone else. Of course, I have nowhere to practise but I snatch every opportunity of a few minutes when & where ever possible. It’s a grim business & sometimes I think of desisting because everything seems against me. When are we going to be together again, dearest? I hope Frances will like me when she sees me. Love
John
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Kriegsgefangenenpost
68/125
Postkarte
[stamps]
An
MRS U. M. VALENTINE
[deleted] LIDO [/deleted]
[inserted] Felmersham [/inserted]
Empfangsort: [deleted] TENTERDEN GROVE [/deleted]
[inserted] Bottrells Lane [/inserted]
Strasse: [deleted] HENDON LONDON NW4 [/deleted]
[inserted] Chalfont St Giles [/inserted]
Land: ENGLAND
Bucks
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
Sgt John Valentine
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung:
[deleted] Kriegsgfangenenlager Nr 6 der Luftwaffe [/deleted]
[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 April 12, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19358.

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