Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Writes about mail and catches up with family news. Mentions a photograph of all the South Africans of Schubin [sic] (XXIB) and plans to send it. Writes about friend in camp receiving letters and photographs as well as other gossip. Mentions planned sports day and asks about events at home. Concludes by saying he would be a flight lieutenant shortly and would welcome pay increment.

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Date

1943-06-28

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SBakerDA19210428v20119

Transcription

[postmark] LEOPOLDVILLE 12.10 43-9 [/postmark]

[postmark] Mit Luftpost Par Avion [/postmark]

[underlined] MIT LUFTPOST AB KAIRO [/underlined]

[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]

[postmark] PASSED DE/4 [/postmark]

[postmark] U.S. CENSORSHIP 25 PFGS EXAMINED By 187 [/postmark]

[postmark] GEPRUFT 44 [/postmark]

[postmark] 5. 7. 43. 11-12 [/postmark]

An MRS C. BAKER

CHARLTON.

Empfangsort: INYAZURA

Staße:

Kreis: S. RHODESIA

Land: SOUTH AFRICA

Landesteil (Provinz usw.)

[postmark] Taxe perçue RM. 25 PI. [/postmark]

[underlined] Gebührenfreil [/underlined]



Absender

Vor- und Zuname: P/O. DONALD ARTHUR BAKER

Gefangenennummer: 665

Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager luft 3

Deutschland (Allemagne)

[postmark] INYAZURA RHODESIA 25. OCT. -43 [/postmark]

[postmark] U.S. CENSORSHIP EXAMINED By 187 [/postmark]

[page break]

28TH JUNE 1943

My Dearest Mother, am afraid I’ve left all my mail until the end of the month again so you will probably get these two letters at the same time. Uncle Jack said you had had trouble with your knee which I hope has recovered now. I have a snap of all the S. Africans & Rhodesians of Schubin (XX1B) so will send it on if you have not got one. I think Anthony has already sent one to his mother, so she has probably given you a print. He has received a fair number of snaps from his sister but they are nearly all of an idiotic looking dog. Haller, my roommate, whose brother Carmichael works in Busters office, had his first letter from his family for six months. It was from his son & it was mostly drawings. We are going to have a sports day soon so most of the competitors are getting pretty fit. I’m not a competitor. Whereabout in Bulawayo has the new [one indecipherable word] been put up. Jimmy Durward must be on a pretty good wicket now. Do you think we’ll get free seats. Yes I should have been made a Fl/Lt by the time you get this but I guess it will take a long time to come through. There is no distinction in being promoted but the increment is very much worth having. Much love to you all from your loving son Donald.

[postmark] U.S. CENSORSHIP EXAMINED By 187 [/postmark]

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25705.

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