Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 172-31. No mail. Writes they are following daily progress of events but time passes slowly, Mentions library and cut in Red Cross parcels. Reports good health but still problems with violin practise.

Date

1944-09-17

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EValentineJRMValentineUM440917

Transcription

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Stalag Luft III
Kriegsgefangenenlager Datum: 17th Sept 1944
No mail from you, dearest. I’m still in the dark as to how you have fared May onwards. We eagerly follow the daily progress of events (& of the Allies) but the time passes very slowly, more so than ever before. We have a library going at last. Unfortunately our Red X food issue has suffered a permanent cut of 50% - a general one I believe in all British P.OW. camps. We have been on this scale for a few weeks but, strangely enough, I feel it very little & am as fit as ever. My practice troubles continue though. I only manage 2-3 hours daily & those in the most distressing of circumstances but I am doggedly resolved not to give in now even if lack of ability forces me to do so when I become a free man once more. Incidentally if the fiddle youve bought for me has no “E” string adjuster, would you get one. Love to you & Francis John
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Kriegsgefangenenpost 174 31
Postkarte
An MRS U.M. VALENTINE
FELMERSHAM
Empfangsort: BOTTRELLS LANE
StraBe: CHALFONT ST. GILES BUCKS
Land: ENGLAND
Landesteil (Provinz usw.)
Absender:
Vor-und Zuname: Sgt J.R.M. [underlined] VALENTINE [/underlined]
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager [deleted] 357 [/deleted] Luft III
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[inkstamp] GEPRUFT 111 [/ink stamp]
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Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 23, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19473.

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