Letter to Mrs Cahir from Jim Cahir

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Title

Letter to Mrs Cahir from Jim Cahir

Description

Airgraph from Flight Sergeant Jim Cahir to his mother from his Prisoner of War camp in Germany. He writes hoping they are all well and tells them that he is okay; that time drags but he is kept occupied with lectures and talks; and is attending French and Bookkeeping classes. He also writes that some of his fellow prisoners entertained them with some shows.

Creator

Date

1944-02-02

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Language

Format

One handwritten air letter

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Identifier

ECahirFSCahirM-P-V440202-0001,
ECahirFSCahirM-P-V440202-0002

Transcription

[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
[inserted] Mit Luftposte [/inserted]
[five ink stamps]
[postmark]
An Mrs M CAHIR
Emfangsort: 505 BELL ST
Strasse: PRESTON N.18.
Kreis: MELBOURNE. VIC.
Land: AUSTRALIA
[underlined] Gebührenfreil [/underlined]
Absender:
Vor – und Zuname: FRANCIS SHAMUS CAHIR
Gefangenennummer: 267500
Lagar-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 3
[underlined] DEUTSCHLAND (ALLEMAGNE) [/underlined]
[page break]
Dear Mum, Pat and Vincent. [two missing words] hope Feb 2 ‘44
you are all in the very best of health back home, don’t worry over me as I assure you I am in the very best of health and making out very well. Time is a bit of a drag at times, but there [inserted] is [/inserted] generally a talk or a lecture to attend. We eat very well, the Red Cross are marvellous. This week I attended a couple of shows put on by the inmates of the camp. One show in particular would do credit to any London show; it was a variety show and included all items that you would find in a Big Revue. The “Ballet Girls” who accidentally came under a lot of whistling and cat calls, were fellow prisoners dressed up for the part. The Educational Classes are still going and I am doing French and Bookkeeping more for the sake of something to do than anything else. As I said before time drags a little, consequently you get plenty of time to think about after the War, I hope I can make my present dreams come true I finished a [indecipherable word] to the little flower last week, a [indecipherable word] to Our Lady of Lourdes starts today. I am very lucky to be in a Camp with an abundance of Priests to look after our requirements. The few members of the crew with me are very well. Sent PostCard to Auntie Louie last week. Love Jim.

Citation

Jim Cahir, “Letter to Mrs Cahir from Jim Cahir,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20078.

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