Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 158-15. Reports on mail from friends/family but none from her, mentions daughter anniversary. Writes that winter has now gone and he is glad he survived in in good health. Mentions practising violin for 6 hours a day but little progress. Chastises all in England for no mail.

Date

1944-04-16

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EValentineJRMValentineUM440416

Transcription

STALAG LUFT III [deleted] LAGER [indecipherable number] [/deleted]
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum 16th APRIL 1944
No mail from you to answer. Have heard from Eileen Johnson & Fred Don. Could you thank both especially the later for the several he has sent (alone of all my friends). Hope you were able to give Frances a joyful anniversary. Winter has now gone, thank goodness, but signs of spring still wanting. Am extremely thankful to have survived the winter in such good health – especially considering how I pass my time. My practice in the incinerator is a great success – I get almost absolute solitude (dirt & cold also) for about 6 hours per day but also I make no progress. [censored] roceeds here according to flour. Has everyone gone to sleep in England? We wait patiently but old Jo seems to be the only active body nowadays. Please give someone a shake.
Love John.
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158 15
Kriegsgefangenenpost [postmark] PASSED P.W. 7754 [/postmark]
Postkarte
[postmark] GEPRÜFT 25 [/postmark]
An
Mrs U M VALENTINE
FELMERSHAM
Empfangsort: BOTTRELLS LANE
Straße: CHALFONT ST GILES
Land: ENGLAND
Landesteil (Provinz usw.)
Gebührenfrei!
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
J.R.M VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung:
[deleted] Kriegsgefangenenlager der Luftwaffe No.6 [/deleted]
STALAG LUFT III
[deleted] LAGER “A” [/deleted]
Deutschland (Allemagne)

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Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19401.

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