Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 82-139. Writes wishing her a happy birthday and thanking her parents for lending them money for a house.

Date

1943-12-05

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM431205

Transcription

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STALAG LUFT III
LAGER “A”
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 5th December 1943
Your birthday will occur in 3 days time. Would that I could be with you then to wish you well personally & in my own fashion. However I shall think of you more than ever on the 8th (if possible – for you always in my thoughts). Do you ever contemplate the first gorgeous moments of our future reunion – and the subsequent bliss – I can assure you that I do – often. Please give your parents my warmest thanks for the generosity in lending us all that cash to enable you to try for a home. I wonder, though, how we can possible repay them. Am afraid that I shall never see my June parcel. I was looking forward particularly to the slippers and blanket – there’s nothing to be done about it though. Hope you have a really good birthday & a better one next year. My fondest love to you & daughter. Ever yours John
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Kriegsgefangenenpost
82/139
Postkarte
[stamp] [postmark] [stamp]
MRS U. M. VALENTINE
[inserted] FELMERSHAM [/inserted]
[deleted] LITTLE CLOSE [/deleted]
[inserted] BOTTRELLS LANE [/inserted]
Empfangsort: [deleted] DEVON ROAD [/deleted]
[inserted] CHALFONT – ST – GILES [/inserted]
Strasse: [deleted] SALCOMBE [/deleted]
DEVON
[inserted] BUCKS [/inserted]
Land: [deleted] ENGLAND [/deleted]
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
Sgt. J.R.M. VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung:
M.-Stammlager Luft 3
LAGER “A”
Duetschland (Allemagne)

Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 3, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19378.

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