Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Lists letters he had received and catches up with family/friends news. Asks if any Rhodesians have been repatriated from Italy and discusses repatriation of wounded people. Writes that he was fit and of show he had seen previous night. Sorry that tobacco was not so good.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-07-11

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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Identifier

SBakerDA19210428v20122

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Transcription

[underlined] Kreigsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
[inserted] [underlined] MET LUFTPOST AB KAIRO [/underlined] [/inserted]
[four ink stamps]
[three date stamps]
An MRS. C. BAKER.
CHARLTON.
Empfangsort: INYAZURA
Strasse:
Kreis: S. RHODESIA
Land: SOUTH AFRICA
[censorship stamp]
[underlined] Gebührenfrei! [/underlined]
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: P/O. DONALD ARTHUR BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 3
[underlined] Deutschland (Allemagne) [/underlined]
[censorship stamp]
[page break]
11.7.1943.
My Dearest Mother, Yesterday I received two letters from you, Apl 29TH & May 3rd. I had already received yours of 10TH May which did not mention the malaria. I was very sorry indeed to hear that you had been so ill with it, & Harry & Betty too. I hope you will all be quite fit again. Had a few letters from Babs Tulloch who has had a very bad spell indeed but was much better the last letter. She is now working at the Royal Infirmary. Am glad Ticky Baggett is sending me some farming pamphlets. Yes I think they do quite a lot of work for us in that office. Have any Rhodesians been repatriated from Italy as we hear of quite a lot of other chaps who have. Unfortunately repatriation from Germany has not got underway at all even for seriously wounded people. There is always talk of it but nothing comes of it. Am glad say that I am pretty fit. Some of the chaps put on a very good show last night entitled “Below the Belt.” It was a very apt name but was very amusing which is really what we want. Anthony is keeping quite fit & gets mail regularly. You all seem to be a lot more interested in my promotion than I am. I guess we’ll just have to wait till the end of the war. Am sorry the tobacco is not so good. I thought from your other letter it was not too bad. Cheerhio [sic] for now dear Mother. Much love to all, Your loving son Donald

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 11, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25708.

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