Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 69-125. Reports arrival of letter and thrilled to hear of her efforts. Mentions receiving music and condition of violin. Unsure why she is not getting all his letters.

Date

1943-09-25

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

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Contributor

Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM430925

Transcription

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Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 25th September 1943
Yours of 29th Aug here, [censored word] still to come. Thrilled to hear of your Marathon to Chalfont etc & sorry the trip wasn’t more fruitful. You certainly do your level best, much more than any other wives, I bet. Best of luck darling but don’t overdo it. I am amazed at your energy – such a contrast to my helplessness. Was delighted to receive Kaysers studies – came in quick time & at an opportune moment. I badly needed fresh material. Am still short of strings. My instrument is repaired fairly well but I am still struggling to get practice room. I can’t see why you haven’t been getting my mail. I write as often as I can. I’m afraid this isn’t a very [censored words] side. [censored words] like the current news though. Love to both John
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Kriegsgefgangenenpost
69/126
Postkarte
[stamps]
An
MRS U. M. VALENTINE
[deleted] LITTLE CLOSE [/deleted]
[inserted] FELMERSHAM [/inserted]
Empfangsort: [deleted] DEVON ROAD [/deleted]
[inserted] BOTTRELLS LANE [/inserted]
Strasse: [deleted] SAALCOMBE [/deleted]
[inserted] CHALFONT ST GILES [/inserted]
Land: [deleted] DEVON [/deleted]
[inserted] BUCKS [/inserted]
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
Sgt John Valentine
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung:
Kriegsgefangenenlager Nr. 3 der Luftwaffe
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/19360.

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