Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Continuation of previous letter. Thanks her for the advice to beware of girlfriends and comments that Miss Wills of Paignton is engaged already. Catches up with news of friends in camp in particular one just returned from prisoner of war hospital. Speculates on when he would be home.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-28

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Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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SBakerDA19210428v20154

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Transcription

[underlined] Kreigsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
[inserted] MIT LUFTPOST AB KAIRO [/inserted]
[ink stamp]
[inserted] 25 PFGS [/inserted]
An MRS. C. BAKER
CHARLTON
Emfangsort: INYAZURA
Strasse: SOUTHERN
Kreis: RHODESIA
Land: SOUTH AFRICA
Gebührenfrei!
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: F/O. DONALD A. BAKER.
Gefangenennummer: 665
Lager-Bezeichnung: Kriegsgefangenenlager der Luftwaffe Nr. 3
[underlined] Deutschland (Allemagne) [/underlined]
[circled B]
[page break]
28.8.1944
My Dearest Mother, This is a continuation of my last letter of same date. It doesn’t seem to matter when I write because there is nothing say really so I have to wait until the spirit really makes me & then write all my letters on the same day. Thank you for the advice to beware of the girl friends but there is no need for alarm – I don’t think so anyway, Miss Wills of Paignton is engaged to an army Lieut. But I salved my pride by breaking off [indecipherable word] negotiations with Miss Gilbert before she could do it to me. You seem to think that I am a bit of Don Juan in spite of what I said to the contrary. However I shall look after my money & believe me, to get home as soon as possible is what I want more than anything. Jack Ringlemead of Sly. has just returned from having his appendix out There is a P O W Hospital nearby with very good French surgeons who deal with any operations from this camp. It certainly looks as if there is a good chance of being home by Xmas for the fatted calf this year. Anthony & I are both fit Much love to you all dear mother from your loving son Donald

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 6, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25758.

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