Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 84-141. Gives results of recent music exams. Weather turned mild and back to slush. Asks to see if she can get recompense for missing Red Cross parcel. Awaiting details of house.

Date

1943-12-15

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM431215

Transcription

Start of transcription
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 15th December 1943.
STALAG LUFT III
LAGER “A”
Heard results today of Music Exams sat at Luft III. Have passed the simple one – Grammar of Music & a cert is waiting at Royal Schools of Music, London. Try to collect it, please, I failed the papers on Harmony – the first exam failure of my life. The only fellow to pass was he who was trying to instruct us. The frost has failed & we’re back to the awful slush again My early morning efforts at fiddling have resulted in an awful cold – the 2nd already this winter. See if you can get any recompense from Red X for my June parcel which has been lost. Its an awful shame that all the labour in the blanket & money in the slippers should be wasted. I don’t expect they’ll listen but you could try. Still eagerly awaiting housing details. Wish mail was more satisfactory – in both directions. Love to you both. Ever yrs
John
[page break]
Kriegsgefangenenpost
[postmark]
Postkarte
84/141
[stamps]
MRS U. M. VALENTINE
[deleted] c/o LITTLE CLOSE [/deleted]
Empfangsort: [deleted] DEVON ROAD [/deleted]
[inserted] FELMERSHAM [/inserted]
Strasse: [deleted] SALCOMBE [/deleted]
[deleted] DEVON [/deleted]
[inserted] BOTTRELLS LANE [/inserted]
Land: ENGLAND
[inserted] CHALFONT ST GILES
BUCKS [/inserted]
Absender:
Vor-und Zuname:
Sgt. J.R.M. VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung:
M.-Stammlager Luft 3
LAGER “A”
Deutschland (Germany)

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Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19382.

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