Letter to John Valentine

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Title

Letter to John Valentine

Description

From foreign department of Swedish company. Writer is a business friend of his father's who has asked sender to enquire if John had any special wishes. Informed him that the secretary of a named Swedish organisations had met John at Stalag Luft 6 and commented that John was well off but wanted a violin bow. Offers to send any permitted items required.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-04-19

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Format

One page typewritten letter

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Identifier

SValentineJRM1251404v20030-0002

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Transcription

ASEA
ALLMANNA SVENSKA ELEKTISKA AKTIEBOLAGET
Foreign department 62/641 Vasteras Sweden 19th April 1944
Sergeant John Ross Mckenzie Valentine
No 450
STALAG LUFT 6
Deuchland

Dear Mr Valentine
As a business friend of your father’s I write you telling you that my company in England, Messrs. ASEA Electric Ltd in London, has asked me to try to get in touch with you and find out if you have any special wishes and in such a case help you. Through the Swedish organisation “ Hjalp Krigets Offer” and their secretary Mr Henry Soderberg I got to know some days ago that he had met you on the 2nd of March in Stalag Luft 6. I am glad to hear that you are well off. I also got to know that you want a violin bow and I have arranged for sending you a bow which is said to be rather good and I hope that when this letter reaches you, same has arrived. If there are other things which you should like to have from hear and which it is permitted to send over, I should only be too glad to help you. I understand that you have got some literature from Mr Rolf Bjorkland in Stockholm but may be there are some other things which could help you to shorten the time. If so, please only send me some lines at your opportunity under my address as given below.
Hoping to hear from you and to see you when this terrible war is over, I send you my very best regards.
Yours sincerely

Mr H Wernnekinck
Department Fu 1
ASEA
Vasteras Sweden
The letter has the German censor stamp Gerpruft 108

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Citation

H Wernekinck, “Letter to John Valentine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 31, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22292.

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