Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 15[.]-7. Card will miss it but hope she had good birthday. Hopes he might be home for next one. Urges her to look after mother.

Date

1944-02-20

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM440220

Transcription

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STALAG LUFT III LAGER “A”
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 20th Feb 1944
My Dear Frances: I am afraid that it is already too late for this card to arrive before your birthday but at least it will tell you that I haven’t forgotten all about you. I hope you had lots of presents & that among them was one from me. Perhaps I shall be home in time for your next birthday & able to give you something myself. Mother writes a lot to me about you & I’m so pleased & proud to know what a good little girl you are. While I am away, I hope you will look after Mother well & see that she behaves herself always and is a credit to her daughter – she wants some looking after, I know but you must do your best. Have a happy birthday, Frances. Love
Father
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Kriegsgefangenenlager
[stamp]
Postkarte
[stamp]
An
MISS FRANCES VALENTINE
FELMERSHAM
Empfangsort: BOTTRELLS LANE
Strasse: CHALFONT St GILES
BUCKS
Land: ENGLAND
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
Sgt. JRM VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bexeichnung:
[deleted] Kriegsgefangenenlager der Luftwaffe Nr. 3
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 January 26, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19393.

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