Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 176-33. Reports having injections or tetanus. Stocks of tobacco and cigarettes running out. camp facilities improving but reports Army mail much quicker than Air Force mail.

Date

1944-10-08

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM441008

Transcription

8th October 1944

The only events of note during the week were a tetanus inoculation & a vaccination. The former caused no trouble apart from a tender arm & the latter is still in a state of minor irritation[?]. Having had no fresh supplied since we left Luft VI my stocks of tobacco & cigs are running out. Also the stuff[?] of life is now in slightly shorter commons[?]. We have at last got electric lights in the billets & the evening hours in the flickering light of a lamp of pyjama cord & margarine (horribly smoky) are over, thank goodness. They were sore on the eyes. Most of the Army fellows here get their mail in 2/3 weeks (9 days is the record) our 5 months delay makes us very jealous. My fiddle difficulties are worse than ever. Sometimes wish I’d never started. Love to Frances. Always your[?] John
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[reverse of postcard]
GEPRUFT 131

MRS U. M. VALENTINE
FELMERSHAM
BOTTRELLS LANE
CHALFONT ST GILES
BUCKS
ENGLAND

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Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 4, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19484.

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