Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Reports arrival of latest letters and notes that via London they take four to five months. Mentions letters from others and catches up with news. Says do not worry about war and he is looking forward to seeing them again. Mentions playing cricket and an upcoming athletics meeting. Concludes with comment on weather and loss of an acquaintance.

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Date

1942-07-15

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Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SBakerDA19210428v20082

Transcription

[six ink stamps]
[postmark]
[underlined] MIT LUFTPOST AB KAIRO. [/underlined]
[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/undelrined]
MRS C. BAKER
CHARLTON
INYAZURA
S. RHODESIA
S. AFRIKA.
[postmark]
[ink stamp]
Absender:
Vor und Zuname: DONALD ARTHUR BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft [deleted] 1 [/deleted] [inserted] 3 [/inserted]
[page break]
15.7.42
My Dearest Mother, Am receiving letters fairly regularly from you now, the most recent so far being 12TH March. Those sent via London take about four or five months so I dont [sic] think it is worth sending any more that way! do you? Have also received letters from Buster & Harry. Please thank them very much. Am so glad to hear that Larry expects to be a father about October. Expect H. is very bucked. Please give them both my very best wishes. Tell Dad not to worry about the war and we all hope to be home by about this time next year. How I am looking forward to seeing you all again. It will be at least three years that I will have been away However I shall appreciate home all the more and having been a prisoner will probably do me quite a lot of good. Pat Wells seems quite bucked about your letter to her mother. We have the occasional Cricket match which is very enjoyable although the pitch is not much good. Also do the odd spot of boxing & P.T. There is a stage show at the end of the month for which the band is practicing. We are also having an Athletic meeting soon so you will realise that we dont [sic] do too bad. The hot weather has broken now and we are having a few good rain & thunder storms – much like home I hear poor Kaschula is dead He was a very decent chap indeed. Well dearest Mother must close now. Keep Smiling all of you. Don’t worry. Am very well & happy. Very much love
Donald

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25650.

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