Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 86-143. Send love and greeting for new year. Awaiting news of moving to new house. Comments on winter weather.

Date

1943-12-31

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM431231

Transcription

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STALAG LUFT III
LAGER “A”
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: New Years Eve 1943.
In a few hours 1944 will be here. From it I hope for one thing above all else & that of course is to be reunited with my beloved wife & daughter. I send both of you my fondest love & warmest greetings coupled with every best wish for a year of happiness, with many similar ones to follow. I hope you are both well & coping with the anxious & laborious work of moving in & settling down I anxiously await news of progress. We are now in the grip of a real winter – wind & driving snow, now getting quite deep. Until it really started we had every possible form of precipitation with heavy frost alternating with slushy thaw. An impossible climate here. I’m not sorry to see the end of 1943. Quite the most unpleasant year of my life. Always yrs. John
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Kriegsgefangenenlager
[stamp]
[stamp]
[postmark]
86 143
Postkarte
An
MRS U. M. VALENTINE
c/o [deleted] LITTLE CLOSE [/deleted]
[inserted] FELMERSHAM [/inserted]
Empfangsort: [deleted] DEVON RD [/deleted]
[inserted] BOTTRELLS LANE [/inserted]
Strasse: [deleted] SALCOMBE DEVON [/deleted]
[inserted] CHALFONT ST GILES [/inserted]
Land: ENGLAND
[inserted] BUCKS. [/inserted]
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
Sgt JRM VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung:
Kriegsgefangenenlager der Luftwaffe Nr. 3
LAGER “A”
Deutschland (Allemagne)

Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 23, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19386.

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