Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Writes he has not received mail from her but has had letters from relatives and friends in England. Says life there is much the same but have made an open air ice skating rink. Asks after friend.

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Date

1942-02-22

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SBakerDA19210428v20076

Transcription

[three ink stamps]
[postmark]
[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
MRS C, BAKER,
“CHARLTON,” INYAZURA, S. RHODESIA.
INYAZURA.
[underlined] S. RHODESIA [/underlined]
[postmark]
Absender:
Vor und Zuname: DONALD ARTHUR BAKER.
Gefangenennummer: 665.
Lager-Bezeichnung: M. Stammlager Luft 1
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[page break]
22.2.42
My Dearest Mother,
A few lines to let you know that I am O.K. and trust that this finds you all well and happy. Have not heard from you yet but have received letters from Uncle Jack, Aunt Bess and Roy also from a few girls whose friendship was cultivated when in England so that is one thing I can show for what I did there. Uncle Jack says you were informed fairly soon that I am a prisoner so that relieved me considerably. Life here is much the same. We have made an open-air ice skating ring which you probably heard about before from me. Anyway we have some good fun and I can now skate tolerably well. A few fellows, mostly Canadians play ice hockey so we have some fairly exciting times. Do you ever hear anything of Anthony Parker. Have so far been unable to get in touch with him. Well Cheerhio [sic] for the present dear mother. Much love to all 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/25620.

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