Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Reports arrival of eleven letters and thanks her. Latest was dated 8 March and came via Cairo. Not sure which direction was fastest. Discusses his mail to her and reassures her he is well. Ask her to contact anyone in Portuguese East Africa or any neutral country as they are allowed to send food parcels. Had had mail from England and Scotland. Life much the same but have had good weather.

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Date

1942-05-04

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SBakerDA19210428v20079

Transcription

[six ink stamps]
[postmark]
MIT LUFTPOST AB KAIRO
[underlined] LUFT POST
AIR MAIL [/underlined]
[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
MRS. CHARLES BAKER
“CHARLTON”
INYAZURA
S. RHODESIA
S. AFRICA
[signatures]
[ink stamp]
[postmark]
Absender:
Vor und Zuname: P/O DONALD ARTHUR BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[page break]
14.5.42
My Dearest Mother, Thank you ever so much for eleven letters received so far, the latest was written on March 8TH. It came via Cairo I can’t say definitely which is the quickest route as others by that way have taken just as long as some via London. You had not received any mail from me but you should have long ere now and I hope it will have reassured you as to my well-being. Have not seen Anthony Parker yet but he may come here some time. If it is possible for you to contact anyone in Portuguese East Africa or any neutral country please get them to send food parcels as we are allowed to receive any amount from such places. The more the merrier Have had a lot of mail from England including the relatives in both England & Scotland. How nice it would be if I could meet you there after the war and all go back together. Uncle Jacks are most welcome as I like him & Aunt Annie best. Everyone was wonderfully kind but they always seemed the cheeriest. Life here naturally is much the same as usual except that we have been having most glorious weather and am keeping very very [sic] fit indeed. I hope you are all as well and not worrying about me. I do hope you have a successful tobacco crop as you were rather worried about lack of rain. Didn’t tell anyone it was my 21st last month. Will celebrate it after the war. Keep smiling Very much love to all from
Donald

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 17, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25623.

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