Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 76-133. Writes of his dislike for his prisoner of war camp but that he keeps busy with an increase in his fiddling hours, classes in book keeping, music, history and Dutch. He also mentions the daily routine of clothes washing and housekeeping but he finds the monotony grim.

Date

1943-10-30

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM431030

Transcription

Kriegsgefangenenlager Datum: 30th October 1943
Alas nothing from you to acknowledge – little news to report either – except to reaffirm my dislike of this place in particular & captivity in general. I wonder where you live now & if we do in fact have a home of our own. I keep very busy here. My fiddling hours have gone up – sometimes 5 a day. I take a book keeping Class & attend two others on music – one on History, the other concerning the orchestra; in addition I’m sticking to Dutch & also am reading a little. All this in addition to the regular routine of parade for counting twice daily, fetching & eating food, washing up, washing & darning clothes – cleaning barrack etc. How I pity you poor women! I can’t complain of time on my hands but the monotony is grim & deadly. Love John
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Kriegsgefangenenpost {inserted} 76 1133 [/inserted]
[postmark] GEPRÜFT 25 [/postmark] Postkarte [postmark] PASSED P.W. 7763 /postmark]
Mrs U. M. Valentine
c/o LITTLE CLOSE
Empfangsort: DEVON ROAD
Straße: SALCOMBE, DEVON.
Land: ENGLAND
Landesteil (Provinz usw.)
Gebührenfrei!
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
Sgt J.R.M. VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung:
M.-Stammlager Luft 3
[inserted] LAGER “A” [/inserted]
Deutschland (Germany)
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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/19369.

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