Letter from Donald Baker to his father

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Letter from Donald Baker to his father

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Contains notice on rules for parcels including lists of prohibited objects. Notes books were to be sent separately or in Red Cross parcels.

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Printed note in prisoner of war letter form

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SBakerDA19210428v20126

Transcription

[ink stamp]

[page break]

[two postmarks]

[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]

[underlined] MIT LUFTPOST AB KAIRO [/underlined]

An Mr C. BAKER.

[ink stamp]

[two ink stamps]

Empfangsort: CHARLTON
Straße: INYAZURA
Kreis: S. RHODESIA
Landesteil: SOUTH AFRICA

Gebührenfrei!

[page break]

[ink stamp]

[postmark]

Absender:

Vor- und Zuname: P/O DONALD ARTHUR BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665

[inserted] parcels: OFLAG XXIB [/inserted]

Lager-Bezeichnung:

[postmark]

[underlined] Deutscland (Allemagne)

[page break]

NOTICE

Parcels containing written communications for the receiver and objects, which are prohibited or by the way in which they are packed, are intended to be withheld from the control (means of all kinds for facilitating escape) will not be delivered any more.

Prohibited objects are:

Money of all kinds and currencies.

Civil clothing for prisoners of war (interned civil persons excluded) and underclothing, which might be worn as outward civil clothing (pullovers are allowed).

Badges (brassards) for sanitary personnel sent to persons not entitled to wear them.

Weapons and tools to be used as weapons, large clasp knives and scissors.
Ammunition and explosives.

Tools which are suitable for facilitating escape and for committing acts of sabotage.

Copying apparatuses, carbon paper, and tracing paper.

Compasses, haversacks (rucksacks), maps, cameras, binoculars, magnifying glasses.

Electric torches, lighters, match-boxes, matches, wicks, candles.

Spirit, alcohol, and alcoholic drinks.

Solidified methylated spirits, objects which easily catch fire, radiators.

Telephones and apparatuses for transmitting and receiving and component parts for those.

Medicals of any kind and form, vaseline tubes, ammonia muriate (solid or dissolved).

Fruit juice of any kind, chemicals, acids.

Books and printed matter of doubtful or indecent character, newspapers, books with maps attached to them.

Cigarette-paper, and cigar-holders made of paper.

Blank paper of any kind, notebooks, writing paper, postcards.

Potatoes.

NB. Books are to be sent separately (one at a time) or in Red Cross parcels.

Parcels are to be made up solidly and wrapped tightly to avoid losses or theft.

Englisch

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 4, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25712.

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