Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Only had one letter in last six weeks and mentions there had been a restriction on their mail but it had now been lifted. Hopes that they had received cable that reports of his death were a mistake. Catches up with other news.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-10-14

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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Identifier

SBakerDA19210428v20097

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Transcription

[four ink stamps]
[two postmarks]
[underlined] MIT LUFTPOST AB KAIRO [/underlined]
[underlined] Kreigsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
[underlined] AIRMAIL [/underlined]
MRS C. BAKER.
‘CHARLTON,’ INYAZURA
S. RHODESIA
S. AFRICA
[postmark]
[missing words] DONALD ARTHUR BAKER
[missing words] 665
Lager-Bezeichnung: [deleted] Oflag XXIB [/deleted] [inserted] Stammlager Luft III [/inserted]
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[page break]
14TH October 1942
My Dearest Mother,
A few more lines to let you know that I am keeping fit Have only had one letter from you in the last six weeks which was dated 31st May. Anthony has had a few from his people since I have been here so am hoping to hear soon. There is a restriction on our mail or at least has been for the past three months off and on. However if the ban is lifted there should be a lot ready for all of us. Among the letters I have received some have expressed great relief to hear that I have not died. I hope you received my cable to that effect as I know you would have been awfully worried. I suppose the cable took about six weeks to get to you. Anthony & I have long discussions about home. His people seem to be in Salisbury every five minutes meeting people & drinking at the Grand. He says Almeiga is engaged to a Squadron Leader. Quite a Social climber what. Life here the same as ever. Studying is practically out of the question as we are 90 to a room. Not that I have done much. I expect Winter will be here with a vengeance very soon as it is getting pretty cold already. However can spend all day in bed as there is nothing very much to get up for. Cheerhio [sic] for now. Much Love to all. Donald.

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 25, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25661.

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