Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

First letter as prisoner of war. Says he is well and that he would number letters. Suggests she should make sure from Red Cross what she might send him. Asks for photographs with letters. Requests: towels, soap and toothbrushes in first parcel and check with Red Cross for cigarettes. Mentions spending leave in Somerset before leaving. Would be thinking of her for birthdays and Christmas.

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Date

1941-11-10

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Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SBakerDA19210428v20061

Transcription

[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
LUFT POST AIR MAIL
[postmark]
[three ink stamps]
MRS. C. BAKER.
“CHARLTON,” INYAZURA.
S. RHODESIA
Absender:
Vor und Zuname: P/O DONALD ARTHUR BAKER
Gefangenennummer: R.A.F.
Lager-Bezeichnung: Dulag Luft
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[postmark]
[page break]
FIRST LETTER 10TH NOVEMBER 1941.
Dearest Mother, Am uninjured and quite happy so please don’t worry and keep smiling as I probably should not have seen you until the end of this show anyway. I will number my letters to you as a check. Make absolutely certain from the Red Cross as to what you may send to me. Please include a few photographs in your letters. In your first parcel please include towels, lots of soap toothbrushes etcetra. [sic] Re cigarettes please enquire at the Red Cross. Was on leave in Somerset and Torquay before leaving England. Sent you cable from Torquay saying I was keeping well. Also spent a few days in Somerset with the relatives. This letter will be too late for either your birthdays or Christmas, however you know I will be thinking of you then and we can only hope I shall be home again for the next one. Please forgive abrubt [sic] letters but we have to economise. Much love to you all from your loving son Donald.

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 28, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25611.

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