Letter to prisoner of war John Valentine from his wife Ursula

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Title

Letter to prisoner of war John Valentine from his wife Ursula

Description

Writes perhaps it is a waste of time writing but had the letter card anyway. Scotches his proposal of her going out to work while he stays home to look after their daughter. Continues with description of activities, party and daughter's swimming progress.

Date

1944-09-04

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Format

Two sided handwritten letter card

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineUMValentineJRM440904

Transcription

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DATE Sept 4th
My darling Johnnie,
I suppose it is really a waste of time writing to you any more! In future I hope we always communicate by word of mouth. But as I have already bought this letter card, I may as well send it. This morning I received your letter of June 25, heavily censored as usual, in which you propose letting me go out to work while you look after Frances. Not b- likely!! You’d just play your fiddle all the time. No, when you come back, [underlined] I’m [/underlined] going to sit back & put my feet on the mantelpiece!
Last night we had a small party. Peter is down here, & various other friends on holiday made us up to 12, so I organized a treasure hunt & similar childish games & we had a good time. Frances has overdone her bathing a bit, I’m afraid, & got a chill on her tum & ran up a temperature of 1030. I got the doctor in, just in case, & she got over it in a few days. Since then the weather has been bad so she hasn’t swum again. She has just learnt to float with an old tyre for
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support & is very keen to learn to swim before you come home. She might even do it, for she seems to have no fear of the water, & I deflate the tyre until it is almost no help. The news is amazingly good, it [underlined] really [/underlined] won’t be long now
All my love dearest & a kiss from Frances. Ursula.
[stamp GEPRUFT 52]
[postmark]
[postage stamp]
RANK & NAME: W/O JRM. VALENTINE
[stamp PASSED P.W. 3112]
PRISONER OF WAR No.: 450
CAMP NAME & No.: STALAG LUFT III
COUNTRY: GERMANY
FROM
Mrs JRM Valentine
Little Close, Devon Rd
Salcombe
Devon

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Citation

Ursula Valentine, “Letter to prisoner of war John Valentine from his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20399.

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