Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 160-17. Writes he has had no mail and no sign of spring. Mentions that he has passed 700th day in confinement. Notes receiving ten books from Sweden but no sign of her parcels from last year and no tobacco parcels for months. His violin has been mended and wishes he could do it justice,

Date

1944-04-30

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EValentineJRMValentineUM440430

Transcription

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Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum 30th APRIL 1944
Nothing fromm you since the beginning of the month. How I miss it! Very cold here – I have felt colder all this month than during the whole winter – there’s no sign of spring yet either. Yesterday was my seven hundredth day of confinement. How many more I wonder? Have received 10 books from Sweden. Sender unknown. Unfortunately all were thrillers or Western Stories so I’ve handed them to the library. Still no sign of your parcels of last June, Sept or Dec & no tobacco or cigs for months. My fiddle has been repaired by a chap here & is very good now. Wish I could do it justice. I wonder if you realise how incredibly keen I am to master [underlined] solely [/underlined] for the purpose of playing with you. “Pretty – pretty” solos don’t interest me a bit. Hope you’re both thriving. Kiss Frances for me
John.
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160 17
Kriegsgefangenenpost
[stamp]
Postkarte
[stamp]
MRS U.M. VALENTINE
FELMERSHAM
Empfangsort: BOTTRELLS LANE
Strasse: CHALFONT ST GILES
Land: BUCKS
ENGLAND
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
JRM VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bexeichnung:
Kriegsgefangenenlager der Luftwaffe Nr. [deleted] 6 [/deleted] [inserted] 3. [/inserted]
Deutschland (Allemagne)

Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 23, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19404.

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