Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Writes that he has not yet received any letters from her. Mentions he is addressing letter differently (through British Embassy Ankara, Turkey) to see which is quickest. Mentions activities over festive season including party with sing song on new year's eve.

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Date

1942-01-11

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SBakerDA19210428v20075

Transcription

[seven postmarks]
[four postage stamps]
[three ink stamps]
[underlined] Avim [/underlined]
[underlined] Kriegsgefangenpost [/underlined]
MRS C. BAKER
“CHARLTON” INYAZURA. SOUTHERN RHODESIA
[deleted] c/o MRS KNATCHBULL-HUGESON.
BRITISH EMBASSY
ANKARA
TURKEY [/deleted]
[postmark]
Absender:
Vor und Zuname: P/O DONALD ARTHER BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665.
Lager-Bezeichnung: Stalag Luft 1
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[page break]
JAN 11. 1944
My Dearest Mother,
No letter from you yet but am not really expecting one for another two months. However I trust you are all in the very best of health and spirits. Am addressing this letter differently so please let me know which reaches you quickest. We had a beer allowance for the “Festive Season.” On Xmas morning I attended a Communion Service in the Sergeants Dining Hall. A New Zealand Church Army Padre took the service which was very well attended. In the afternoon the Sergeants Band gave a concert which we all enjoyed very much. In the evening we cooked the delicasies [sic] of our Red Cross parcels and with a Xmas Pudding we had a pretty good meal. Later on we drank our beer in the common room and soon there was quite a good party on the go which ended in a terrific Sing Song. At New Year the Sergeants put on a pantomime “Jack and the Beanstalk.” This leaves me pretty well and bearing up. Hope to receive letters from England soon Am writing to Anthony Parker. Love to the family and regards to Inyazura people. Ever your loving son Donald

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 23, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25619.

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