Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Writes that he had now received fifteen letters and that via Cairo was quickest. Although she still seem anxious hopes his recent letters have reassured her. Catches up on home news and talks about weather. Mentions he received a clothing parcel from England as well as other mail from United Kingdom.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-06-06

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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Identifier

SBakerDA19210428v20080

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Transcription

[two postmarks]
[three ink stamps]
[underlined] MIT LUFTPOST AB KAIRO PER AIR MAIL [/underlined]
[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
MRS C. BAKER
“CHARLTON”
INYAZURA
S. RHODESIA
S. AFRICA
[postmark]
[ink stamp]
Absender:
Vor und Zuname: P/O DONALD ARTHUR BAKER.
Gefangenennummer: 665
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft [deleted] 1 [/deleted] [inserted] 3 [/inserted]
[page break]
[underlined] 6TH JUNE 1942 [/underlined]
My Dearest Mother, Have now received about fifteen letters from you latest 16TH MARCH via Cairo which is definitely the quickest route. You still seem to be very anxious about me but I trust that more recent letters will have reassured you. Am glad to hear you are all well and that Dads ear did not get too bad. By now you will have sold most of the tobacco I expect and hope that it turned out allright [sic] as you did not seem to be very hopeful in your letters. The spring here has been very lovely and we are getting bags of hot sun so we all spend most of the day sunbathing. A few fellows from Anthony Parkers camp have arrived here and said he had had his appendix out. Bad luck to have that happen here but I understand the medical attention is very good. Received some tobacco from Rhodesia House also food parcel from Cairo. Can you arrange for them to be sent regularly as they are very welcome. Also received one clothing parcel from England (Rhod House) English mail coming through fairly well from all sources. Some letters as quickly as two weeks. Jack’s letter received last month. Please thank him. We play cricket occasionally – some very good players here & also do a spot of boxing. Our band is practising hard. Starting German again also elem. Maths & English to keep the mind occupied. Am very fit. Love to you all dear Mother from
Donald.

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 7, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25624.

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