Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 163-20. Reports no mail arrived but has had a few small tobacco parcels. Still practising violin in incinerator, camp believes he is "round the bend". Catches up with family/friends news.

Date

1944-05-21

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM440521

Transcription

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Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 21-5-44
Once again no mail. Your precious letters have for some time been arriving in bundles but only once a month. Have had a few small anonymous tobacco parcels recently. Everybody is most kind but I wish I knew who they were. Am still practising violently – in my incinerator. In the opinion of the camp I’m “round the bend” (or mad) a common disease here. However I’m firmly convinced that I’m sane enough despite my taste for curious practice rooms. We’re getting [censored words] nowadays & all anxiously awaiting action somewhere. Are you hearing us? Hope you & darling daughter will have a holiday this year. Am a bit anxious about Leslie these days. Hope he is safe. Love to both John.
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163 20
Kriegsgefangenenpost [censored word]
Postkarte
[stamps]
[inserted] Little Close
Devon Rd
Salcombe
Devon [/inserted]
An MRS U.M. VALENTINE
[deleted] FELMERSHAM [/deleted]
Empfangsort: [deleted] BOTTRELLS LANE
CHALFONT ST GILES [/deleterd]
Strasse: [deleted] BUCKS [/deleted]
Land: ENGLAND
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
Sgt. J.R.M. VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Kriegsgefangenenlager der Luftwaffe Nr. 3
Lager-Bexeichnung:
Deutschland (Allemagne)

Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19407.

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