Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 156-13. Writes it has been month since her last letter arrived. Mentions weather and violin. Still getting Red Cross food and despite cut in potatoes and increased number in camp, they are still alright.

Date

1944-04-02

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM440402

Transcription

STALAG LUFT III
[Censored word]
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum 2-4-44
Still no mail to answer. It’s a month now since the last. Weather here improving slightly – still a bit of snow lying about & heavy frosts every night. Being at my wits end for room in which to fiddle. I braved the scorn of the camp today & used a brick built dustbin cum incinerator (it wasn’t burning). It was pretty cold but otherwise satisfactory if smelly. Quest for space is a never ending struggle made [censored sentences] are still getting regular supplies of Red X Food despite increased mouths to feed but have suffered 3 cuts in spuds during the winter. However we aren’t on our knees yet. Frank P. has at last heard from Vera. We all wait anxiously but patiently for something to happen soon. Love to both, John
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Postkarte
Mrs U.M VALENTINE
FELMERSHAM
EMPFANGSORT: BOTTRELLS LANE
CHALFONT ST GILES
Strasse: BUCKS
Land: ENGLAND
Landesteil (Provinz USW.)
Gebuhrenfrei!
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
J.R.M. VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung:
STALAG LUFT III
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/19399.

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