Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 169-26. Expresses concern over her safety from new weapon and suggest that she moves if in range. Notes they have only been there a couple of weeks he writes he will not be sorry to leave as camp lacks comforts and conveniences they are used to.

Date

1944-08-06

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM440806

Transcription

6 August 1944

[censored] you’ve been very worried of recent weeks, about your safety from the new weapon. I know you’re a long way out of London but I’ve no idea how far North these things travel. I hope that if your area has been within the danger zone, you have “hopped it” to a more salubrious spot. Although we’ve only been here a week or two, I shan’t be sorry to leave. The camp is devoid of many of the rough comforts & conveniences which we had previously regarded as minimum necessities. However we cope just because we must. I wonder if you’ve been able to take Frances for a holiday this year. It’s years since I heard from you. Fondest love John.

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[reverse of postcard]
GEPRUFT 70

MRS U.M. VALENTINE
FELMERSHAM
BOTTRELLS LANE
CHALFONT ST GILES
BUCKS
ENGLAND
[/reverse of postcard]

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Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 25, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19433.

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