Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Thanks her for letters and looking forward to more photographs. Received parcel from Rhodesia House and list contents. Catches up with news of friend in camp. Discusses land schemes in Rhodesia. Wishes he could get Rhodesia circulars to keep up with home news. Comments on winter weather so far.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-01-22

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Language

Identifier

SBakerDA19210428v20110

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Transcription

[three ink stamps]
[two postmarks]
[underlined] MIT LUFTPOST AB KAIRO [/underlined]
[underlined] Kreigsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
MRS C. BAKER.
“CHARLTON”
INYAZURA
SOUTHERN RHODESIA
SOUTH AFRICA.
[postmark]
Absender:
Vor und Zuname: F/O DONALD ARTHUR BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[page break]
22:1:1943
My Dearest Mother, Your letter of the 4TH August arrived yesterday Letters from home seem to be taking a long time these days. I hope Harry & Betty were not seriously offended by what I said about their baby. Am looking forward to some more snaps of you all taken at the Xmas reunion. Received another parcel from Rhodesia House containing a blanket, shoes, slippers towel & odds & ends. That makes three blankets (private) I have so I have lent the last one. It seems to have been sent from Rhodesia House as three of us have received exactly the same kind. Anthony is fit & well again. His mother says their crop averaged 17d per lb. I hope Harrys was as good. Ticky Baggett sent some Gold Leaf Cigs which are much better than the C. Co. C. so far received. There is supposed to be a S. African circular newsletter which says that Rhodesia is reserving farming land near Rhodesdale Estate for ex servicemen at 2/6 per acre. It seems a good scheme but depends on what the land is like. We occasionally learn something of what is happening in Rhodesia from S. African circulars & it would be good if we could receive Rhodesian ones so as to be able to keep in touch with the General news. The winter so far has been fairly mild & have had very little snow or frost which is exceptional, but day after day of overcast weather is very depressing. Had the usual Xmas letters from England. They seem quite fit. I hope this finds you all pretty fit & not worrying about me. Love to you all dear mother.
from 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/25687.

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