Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 154-11. Mentions that no mail has arrived and camp drying up after thaw and his improved health. Writes about his diminishing interest in agriculture and growing interest in music.

Date

1944-03-19

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Language

Format

Two sided n=handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM440319

Transcription

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STALAG LUFT III
LAGER A
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum 19th MARCH 1944
No mail to answer – alas! The camp is drying up a bit after the awful period following the thaw & I have recovered my good health & sense of taste. Since I’ve been a POW my zest for farming has diminished & has been replaced by an absorbing interest in music. Of course I spend hours per day on my fiddle, read a certain amount on the subject & listen to records whenever possible. There are many & varied recordings on the camp. My hope is that you & I can go into the subject seriously when we’re together. It has certainly made a tremendous difference to my existence here & my interest grows instead of flagging as with the other activities which I have from time to time taken up. Fondest love to infant (& you!)
John
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154 11
Kriegsgefangenenpost
[stamp] Postkarte [stamp]
An
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-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 September 29, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19397.

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