Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Reports arrival of letter and catches up with news. Mentions receiving tobacco and asks them to thanks donors. Keeping fit and doing a bit of sunbathing. Writes about theatre built by prisoners and getting a lot of entertainment. Looking forward to getting English and American films through the Red Cross.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-29

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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Identifier

SBakerDA19210428v20147

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Transcription

[Three rubber stamps]
MRS. C. BAKER
CHARLTON
INYAZURA
SOUTHERN RHODESIA
SOUTH AFRICA

[inserted] MK[?] LUFTPOST AB KAIRO [/inserted]

[From]
F/O DONALD A. BAKER
665[?]

[page break]

29:5:44
My Dearest Mother, Have received two letters from you this month the latest a February one. You did not mention Dad’s nose[?] trouble again so I hope its O.K. again. Anthony & I each received 200, 4square cigs & a tin of Dobies’s tobacco from you. He asked me to thank you. Mrs parker says their tobacco crop promises to be the best every so I do hope Harry’s will be the same. Letters from S. Africa say they are getting up to £40 for fat cattle which is pretty good isn’t it? For the farmer I mean. No doubt prices aren’t half as good as that in Rhodesia. Am keeping very fit and at long last Summer seems to have come so am doing a spot of sunbathing again. The theatre here which was built by prisoners, is not tood bad and we get quite a lot of entertainment in the way of plays etc. The last show was variety and as usual was very good. There are supposed to be some English & American films coming through The Red Cross so we are looking forward to seeing some of them soon. How are all the nieces & nephews getting along. As God Father am I supposed to present Shirley & Donald John with beer mugs. Cheerhio dearest mother. Keep smiling & don’t worry. Your loving sone Donald.

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 12, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25732.

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