Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Writes about mail to relations and receiving book parcels. Asks them not to send any more money to person sending book as the ones she sends are rubbish. Writes about a play he saw and mentions sergeants' theatre. Mentions that there were some Rhodesian sergeants but they were not allowed to talk to them. Mentions North African campaign.

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Date

1943-05-26

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SBakerDA19210428v20118

Transcription

[censorship stamp]
[underlined] Kreigsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
[inserted] [underlined] MIT LUFTPOST AB KAIRO [/underlined] [/inserted]
[inserted] 25 PFGS [/inserted]
[three ink stamps]
[three date stamps]
[censorship stamp]
An MRS. C. BAKER
CHARLTON
Empfangsort: INYAZURA
Strasse: S. RHODESIA
Kreis:
Land: SOUTH AFRICA
[underlined] Gebührenfrei! [/underlined]
[ink stamp]
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: P/O DONALD ARTHUR BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 3
[underlined] Deutschland (Germany) [/underlined]
[page break]
26:5:1943.
My Dearest Mother,
No more news from you since last writing but here’s a few lines to let you know that am keeping pretty fit. Had a letter from Cousin Gertie at Box. I must have written to Uncle Jack in low Spirits because she seemed to be very concerned about me. Have had a few more book parcels from Miss Christine Knowles. Please don’t send any more money to her for that as she sends absolute trash, - wild west stuff etc. I think Anthony wrote to his Mother about her in pretty strong terms and its about right. Saw a play staged by the Sergeants compound a couple of weeks ago. “Home & Beauty” by Somerset Maugham. It was pretty good. The sergeants have a fair sized theatre of sorts which seems pretty good after what we have been used to in that line. I believe we are to be allowed to see a few more shows in their compound so am looking forward to the next one. There are some Rhodesians there too but we are not allowed to speak to each other. Is Quentin still going strong in North Africa. No doubt he will have played a leading part in recent campaigns. Some of the fruit you spoke about would be very welcome but here’s hoping it won’t be long now before I am home. No more news. 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 May 29, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25704.

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