Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 164-21. Writes he has received no letters from her but one from his mother. Asks that she let it be known that when writing of anniversaries not to hope that he would be there next year, he is sick of this. Comments that he is fit and working on his violin.

Date

1944-06-04

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM440604

Transcription

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Kriegsgefangenenlager
Datum: 4-6-44
Unfortunately no mail from you to acknowledge but I have another from your Mother. I enjoy hearing from her. Would you tell her so & thank her? Could you tactfully make it known amongst my friends & relations that when writing to me concerning an anniversary of some sort (eg birthday) they need not express the hope or expectation that I shall be home before the next. I have been reading such expressions for long enough now to be sick of them & to distrust them entirely. Older POW’s have been wished the same thing for years now - & are they home? I’m very fit nowadays - working like a Trojan at my fiddle. It would appear now, though, that I shan’t emulate Nero. Kiss my big daughter for me. Love to both
John.
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164 21
Kriegsgefangenenpost
Postkarte
[stamps]
[postmark]
[inserted] Little Close
Devon Rd
Salcombe
Devon [/inserted]
An MRS U.M. VALENTINE
[deleted] FELMERSHAM [/deleted]
Empfangsort: [deleted] BOTTRELLS LANE
CHALFONT ST GILES [/deleted]
Strasse: [deleted] BUCKS [/deleted]
Land: ENGLAND
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
Sgt JRM 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 December 4, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19409.

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