Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 80-137. Complains about lack of mail and parcel that had arrived at previous camp but not yet with him. Comments that has lost sense of taste again and has glued violin back together,

Date

1943-11-25

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM431125

Transcription

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STALAG LUFT III
LAGER “A”
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 25th November 1943.
A very bad month for mail – everyone is faring badly. Hope you are hearing from me more often now. Had the sad news today that the parcel you sent me in June safely arrived at the last camp & was forwarded [censored words] was looking forward to the blanket & slippers particularly & am running short of tooth paste & shoe blacking. The last month has been putrid for weather, not particularly cold but so wet! One result is that my senses have again vanished after 2 or 3 months service. I don’t expect to be able to taste again until next summer at the earliest. My own fiddle has been glued together again & is behaving quite well. Hope youre [sic] both well – Fondest love
John.
[page break]
Kriegsgefangenenpost
Postkarte
[postmark]
[stamps]
MRS U M. VALENTINE
[deleted] c/o LITTLE CLOSE [/deleted
Empfangsort: [deleted] DEVON ROAD [/deleted]
[inserted] FELMERSHAM [/inserted]
Strasse: [deleted] SALCOMBE DEVON [/deleted]
[inserted] BOTTRELL’S LANE [/inserted]
Land: [deleted] ENGLAND [/deleted]
[inserted] CHALFONT – ST – GILES
BUCKS. [/inserted]
Absender:
For- und Zuname:
Sgt. J.R.M. VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung:
Kriegsgfangenenlager der Luftwaffe Nr. 3
LAGER A.
Duetschland (Allemagne)

Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 18, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19374.

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