Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Second letter. Says not much to write about but does a lot of reading and a bit of cooking. Mentions concerts and playing rugby. Writes of concerts, possibly beer and extra Red Cross parcels for Christmas. Mentions friend in camp and that he is looking forward to letters from home and asks for photographs. Seasons greetings.

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Date

1941-12-13

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Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SBakerDA19210428v20062

Transcription

[ink stamp]
[underlined] Kreigsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
[three postmarks]
[two ink stamps]
MRS C BAKER
“CHARLTON,” INYAZURA
S. RHODESIA
SOUTH AFRICA
Absender:
Vor un Zuname: DONALD ARTHUR BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665.
Lager-Bezeichnung: Stalag Luft 01
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[page break]
SECOND LETTER 13 DECEMBER 1941.
My Dearest Mother, Am keeping very well & happy & trust this finds you all the same, & not worrying too much about me. There is not very much to write about from here. Spend a lot of time reading and also do a spot of cooking. There were a couple of concerts here recently, one by the officers and another by the sergeants, both of which were good and an excellent break. Had a game of rugger a week ago which was quite enjoyable. We have a fairly good programme of concerts laid out for Christmas and believe we are having some beer which will be very welcome and an extra Red Cross parcel will provide a feast. Anthony Parker is in camp somewhere near here but dont [sic] expect I shall be able to see him. Am looking forward very much to receiving your letters, but don’t expect one before three months from now. Please send some snaps occasionally. Am enclosing a snap of myself taken when we first got here. Somewhat dishevelled what. Will send another one of my roommates and self when it is developed. Trust you will have a happy Xmas etc & also many happy returns – better late than never. Very much love to you all dear Mother. Keep smiling! from Donald

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25612.

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