Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Writes that he is in a new camp and life is tolerable there. Hopes to see an acquaintance there soon as he believes all air force prisoners will come there sooner or later. Says no letter from them yet but expecting soon. In a room with three South African officers. Mentions that Mrs Pat wills had written to them and wants to know what she said. Mentions Rhodesia House acting as next of kin and asks for them to arrange to send him cigarettes. Hopes tobacco crop was a success.

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1942-04-19

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Handwritten prisoner of war letter from

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SBakerDA19210428v20078

Transcription

[three ink stamps]
[postmark]
[underlined] Kreigsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
MRS C,. BAKER
“CHARLTON”, INYAZURA, S RHODESIA
[deleted] c/o MRS KNATCHBULL-HUGESSON
BRITISH EMBASSY
ANKARA
TURKEI [sic] [/deleted]
[three postmarks]
[ink stamp]
Absender:
Vor und Zuname: DONALD ARTHUR BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665.
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[page break]
19 April 1941 [sic]
My Dearest Mother, A few lines to say am still O.K. As you’ll see by the address am at a new camp. The grounds are much bigger here & that with the Spring makes life pretty tolerable in fact am pretty happy. Hope to see Anthony Parker here sometime as I believe all Air Force prisoners are coming here sooner or later. Have not heard from you since your first letter but feel sure that something more should come through very soon. Am in a room with three South African officers so we have quite a lot in common. Pat Wills says her mother has written to you. Can’t think what she’s done that for but you may rest assured that am not in love with her or anyone else for that matter. However please let me know what she has to say as am most interested. Heard from Rhodesia House London who are acting as next of kin in England. By the way please try and arrange for some fags to be sent if you have not done so already. How are you all. Very well & happy I hope, and also that the tobacco crop is a success. Am still reading a lot. Don’t know whether & what to study as I would like very much to stay in the Service if there was a chance. Have not heard from Scotland yet but may do soon. Well dear Mother must close now. Much love to you all Donald

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D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25622.

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