Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 148-5. Only letters that have arrived sent before Christmas. Mention a recent cold but otherwise fit. Mentions camp is currently dry and that he had received a food parcel from Portugal. Thanks for cigarette and tobacco parcel.

Date

1944-02-06

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM440206

Transcription

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Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 6th February 1944.
Only 2 letters from you so far this year both of which were [inserted] of [/inserted] earlier date than I had before xmas – so I still don’t know anything of your location or mode of living. I have developed another cold (my third this winter) but so far has escaped flu which is prevalent (very). Otherwise I’m very fit but longing for you more than ever. For a change the camp is moderately dry underfoot & its possible to move about with[inserted]out[/inserted] discomfort. Had an excellent food parcel from Grunfelds Swiss friends, sent this time from Portugal. They are very, very kind. I’ll try to send a card of thanks if I can share one. Thanks to the generous cig & tobacco parcels (mentioned before) I have been able to help some room mates who are very short. Love both
John
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Kriegsgefangenenpost
[postmark]
[stamps]
148/5
Postkarte
An
MRS U.M. VALENTINE
[inserted] FELMERSHAM [/inserted]
Empfangsort: [deleted] DEVON RD
SALCOMBE [/deleted]
[inserted] BOTTRELL’S LANE [/inserted]
Strasse: [deleted] DEVON [/deleted]
[inserted] CHALFONT ST GILES
BUCKS. [/inserted]
Land: ENGLAND
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
Sgt. J.R.M. VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung:
[deleted] Kriegsgefangenenlager der Luftwaffe Nr. 6 [/deleted]
STALAG LUFT III LAGER A
Deutschland (Allemagne)

Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19391.

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