Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 146-3. List her letters that have arrived. Anxious for news of new house. Mentions weather and seeing British medical officer. Feels fit despite lack of exercise.

Date

1944-01-16

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM440116

Transcription

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STALAG LUFT III
LAGER “A” 3

16th January 1944.

My Darling,
Yours of 14th Nov here. Series complete to 22nd November. Waiting (always waiting!) eagerly to hear if you have been living at Chalfont & details of everything you’ve done. So far winter has not been severe but most unpleasant on account of damp. Some months ago I saw British M.O. re my nose & he suggested “washing it out” daily with quantities of solution of boracic & salt. It has worked wonders, I get rid of a lot of nasty coloured mucous every day & my tasting although not always in working order is very much better. My only exercise is an occasional circuit of the compound but I feel very fit despite the ever present torture of the climate. Hope you are well, dearest, & not working too hard. Always yours John

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146 3

[two rubber stamps]

M [underlined] RS [/underlined] U. M VALENTINE
c/o LITTLE CLOSE
DEVON RD
SALCOMBE
DEVON
ENGLAND

Sgt. J.RM VALENTINE
450
LAGER ‘A’

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Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19389.

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