Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 152-9. Received tobacco parcel but wishes he could have parcel from her, nothing for nine months and supplies running low. Not enjoying promotion as only for time served. Requests photos of Frances and new home. Still slaving away with violin.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-03-05

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Language

Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM440305

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Transcription

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STALAG LUFT III
LAGER “A”
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 5th MARCH 1944.
No mail so far this month but some tobacco from the faithful Miss Hoare. I’m greatly struck by the kindness of so many total strangers. Wish I could get a parcel (clothes etc) from you. Haven’t had one for 9 months now & supplies of socks & boot polish running low. No toothpaste at all. Can’t say I’m overjoyed at my promotion – anything that comes merely through passage to time isn’t worth having. Any chance of photos of you, Frances or home? I think of you constantly & try to imagine your activities. Frank P still not heard from wife. Am still slaving away at fiddle such drudgery & such miserable conditions for practice & NO progress! Hope you & daughter thrive
John
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Kriegsgefangenenpost [stamp] 152 9
Postkarte
[stamp]
MRS U.M. VALENTINE
“FELMERSHAM”
Empfangsort: BOTTRELLS LANE
Strasse: CHALFONT ST GILES
BUCKS
Land: ENGLAND
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
J.R.M. VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bexeichnung:
[deleted] Kriegsgefangenenlager der Luftwaffe Nr. 3 [/deleted]
STALAG LUFT III
LAGER A
Deutschland (Allemagne)

Collection

Citation

“Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19395.

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