Postcard from Donald Baker to Uncle Jack

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Title

Postcard from Donald Baker to Uncle Jack

Description

Writes that he is well and that he had received no letters as yet. Writes that they had a merry Christmas as were allowed some beer. Mentions entertainment and seeing new year in. Says contact Red Cross or post office for most suitable writing paper.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-01-13

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Format

Handwritten postcard

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Identifier

SBakerDA19210428v20102

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Transcription

[three ink stamps]
[postmark]
Kriegsgefangenenepost
Postkarte
LUFT POST
AIR MAIL
Gebuhrenfrei!
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
DONALD ARTHUR BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665
Lager-Bezeichnung:
M.-Stammlager Luft 1
Deutschland (Allemagne)
MR. J. BAKER.
CARY HILL HOUSE
CASTLE CARY
SOMERSET
ENGLAND
[page break]
13.1.42.
Dear Uncle Jack, A few lines to let you know that I am still in the land of the living and quite well and happy. No letters from anyone yet but hope to hear from someone within a month or so. We had a Merry Christmas as the Reich allowed us some beer. We also had a few concerts produced by the other prisoners and there are also two bands, one by the Sergeants, which entertain us occasionally. Although not in riotous fashion we also saw the New Year in. Contact the Red Cross or Post Office for the most suitable writing paper. Love & best wishes to you all. Your affectionate nephew Donald

Citation

D A Baker, “Postcard from Donald Baker to Uncle Jack,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 2, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25680.

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