Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Had not received any mail due to restrictions. Asked if she got letter of condolence when he was supposed to be dead and clears up matter of girl from Stamford. Says he will need new underwear for next year if they are still there (1943). Resigned to a couple more years. Catches up with other news.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-10-21

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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Identifier

SBakerDA19210428v20098

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Transcription

[five ink stamps]
[postmark]
[underlined] MIT LUFTPOST AB KAIRO [/underlined]

Correspondance des prisonniers de guerre
[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
[underlined] AIR MAIL [/underlined]
MRS. C. BAKER.
CHARLTON
INYAZURA
S. RHODESIA
S. AFRICA
[ink stamp]
[postmark]
Absender: Envoi de
Vor und Zuname Nom et prenom: P/O DONALD ARTHUR BAKER.
Gefangenennummer No. du prisonnier: 665.
Lager-Bezeichnung Nom du camp: [deleted] Oflag XXLB [/deleted] [inserted] [underlined] M.STAMMLAGER LUFT 3 [/underlined] [/inserted]
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[page break]
Ecrire gros et lisiblement
21st October 1942
My Dearest Mother, A few more lines to let you know that am keeping fit & trust this finds you all the same. Owing to the mail restrictions have not had much mail from you recently. By the way did you get any letter of condolence when I was supposed to be dead, from a girl in Stamford. If so I hope she did not say that we were nearly engaged as that would be quite wrong. In any case Mother I don’t think you would credit me with anything idiotic in that respect – or would you! While I think of it I expect I shall need a new set of winter underclothing for next (1943-4) winter if we are still here, which I also partly expect. That doesn’t sound very cheerful but if I am more or less resigned for a couple more years here I shall not be disappointed if nothing happens before then. Have had a few letters from Babs who seems to be working like a slave for some exams. Please let me know what they are for exactly as she might think I was rather dumb if I asked her seeing that’s all she ever writes about. Well Cheerhio [sic] dear Mother. Merry Xmas if this is in time & b’day greetings to Harry. Very much love to you all from your loving son
Donald.

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 26, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25662.

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