Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 161-18. No mail from her but two small tobacco parcels have arrived which he is sharing with others. Writes of bleak landscape and laments on lack of mail.

Date

1944-05-07

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM440507

Transcription

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Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 7/5/44
Over a month since I had any mail from you. Am longing for some daily. Had 2 small tobacco parcels from Miss Hoare (bless her) but no other for months. Frank P never gets any so I have pooled all my present stock & future receipts with him and another unfortunate. Shocking weather here – rain, mud & wind. Had a game of football today – my first exercise since last autumn! What little landscape that can be seen from here is as bleak as in mid winter. No leaves on the trees yet & the fields bare. The mail situation is shocking nowadays – Its impossible to keep up any correspondence with you, yet there’s so much I want to know about you & the house. My patience is being sorely tried! April was the worst month ever for letters. Fondest love to both. Keep well
John.
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Kriegsgefangenenpost
161 15
[stamps]
MRS U.M. VALENTINE
FELMERSHAM
Empfangsort: BOTTRELLS LANE
CHALFONT ST GILES
Strasse: BUCKS
Land: ENGLAND
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
J.RM VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Kriegsgefangenenlager der Luftwaffe Nr. 3
Lager-Bezeichnung:
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/19405.

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