Letter from War Prisoners Aid accompanying a wartime log

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Letter from War Prisoners Aid accompanying a wartime log

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War Prisoners Aid based at the World's Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations, Geneva. The letter suggests ways to use the log.

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One typed letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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MTyrieJSB87636-190601-14

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WAR PRISONERS AID

WORLD'S ALLIANCE OF YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIONS
GENEVE (Suisse)

Dear Friend,

After the Canadian and American editions of the War-time Log, here is a special issue for British prisoners of war. Though its format is somewhat different, its purpose is just the same as the others: to bring you greetings from friends and to facilitate your recording some of your experiences during these eventful years.

Not everyone will want to use this book as a diary. If you are a writer, here is space for a short story. If you are an artist, you may want to cover these pages with sketches of your camp, caricatures of its important personalities. If you are a poet, major or minor, confide your lyrics to these pages. If you feel that circumstances cramp your style in correspondence, you may write here letters to be carried with you on your return. This book may serve to list the most striking concoctions of the camp kitchen, the records of camp sports or a selection of the best jokes cracked in camp. One man has suggested using the autograph of one of his companions (plus his fingerprints?) to head each page, followed by free and frank remarks about the man himself. You may write a commentary on such photographs as you may have to mount on the special pages for that purpose with the mounting-corners in the pocket of the back cover. This pocket may be used for clippings you want to preserve, or, together with the small envelopes on the last page, for authentic souvenirs of life in camp.

Your own ingenuity may suggest to you many other ways of using this book, which comes to you with our greetings and good wishes.

Yours very sincerely,
WAR PRISONERS' AID OF THE YMCA.

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World's Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations, “Letter from War Prisoners Aid accompanying a wartime log,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 29, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22247.

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