Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 77-134. John tells her of his pension situation and that his father is not sending more tobacco until contact resumed. He also tells Ursula that he gets tired and longs passionately for her.

Date

1943-11-10

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM431110

Transcription

Final [indecipherable word] today!
Kriegsgefangenenlager Datum: 10th November 1943
Very happy to have, today, yours of 6th Oct & glad to know that you’ve had some from me at long last. [One sentence censored] I’m always mild in comparison in my comments of local conditions which frankly a[remainder indecipherable] [two indecipherable words] the best. Interested to read of Touche’s pension – I have 14 yrs of previous service which I lose by it. However I must be thankful for what I get & will write to G.T. My Father tells me he has stopped sending tobacco & cigs until “contact is renewed.” Most donors seem to increase gifts when supply route [inserted] is [/inserted] threatened in the hope that at least a portion will get through. I get very tired at times, dearest, & long for you passionately. Hope you & Frances are fit. Always yrs
John.
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77/134
Kriegsgenfangenenpost
[postmark] GEPRÜFT 25 [/postmark] Postkarte [postmark] PASSED P.W. 5884 [/postmark] [postmark]
An Mrs U. M. VALENTINE
Gebührenfrei! c/o [deleted] LITTLE CLOSE [/deleted] [inserted] FELMERSHAM [/inserted]
Empfangsort: [deleted] DEVON ROAD [/deleted] [inserted] BOTTRELL’S LANE [/inserted]
Straße: [deleted] SALCOMBE, DEVON [/deleted] [inserted] CHALFONT ST GILES [/inserted]
Land: [deleted] ENGLAND [/deleted]
Landesteil (Provinz usw.)
[inserted] BUCKS. [/inserted]
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 October 5, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19370.

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