Postcard from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Postcard from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Writes he is keeping fit and not taking much exercise apart from walking round compound. Mentions book he is reading, that his hair was growing and comments on weather.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-11-20

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

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Format

Handwritten postcard

Language

Identifier

SBakerDA19210428v20106

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[five ink stamps]
[postmark]
Kreigsgefangenenpost
LUFTPOST AB KAIRO EGYPT
[underlined] AIR MAIL [/underlined]
Postkarte
Gebuhrenfrei!
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
P/O DONALD ARTHUR BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665
Lager-Bezeichnung:
M.-Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Germany)
MRS C. BAKER.
CHARLTON
INYAZURA
S. RHODESIA
SOUTH AFRICA
[page break]
[postmark]
Kreigsgefangenenlager
Datum: 20TH NOVEMBER 1942
My Dearest Mother, As am in the mood for letter writing am continuing letter of same date. Forgot to tell you am keeping very fit. Not taking much exercise apart from a walk round the compound Reading Stuart Cloete’s “The hill of Doves.” Very good as usual. My hair is growing quite fast – still look like an egg. Lt Ruffell is in this camp. The sun shone yesterday, strangely enough, & it was a bit warmer. Sunny days in Winter seem coldest. The snow has held off again, but this cant last. Cheerhio [sic] again. Much love Donald

Citation

D A Baker, “Postcard from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 25, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25684.

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