Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Speculates on when he would be home, Comments on recent good news and how it effects them. Writes he is keeping fit having recovered from flu and mentions a small epidemic probably due to hot weather and flies. Comments on recent film and that cricket season would soon be over.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09-15

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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SBakerDA19210428v20155

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Transcription

[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
[inserted] MIT LUFTPOST AB KAIRO [/underlined]
[ink stamp]
[date stamp]
An MRS. C. BAKER
CHARLTON
Empfangsort: INYAZURA
Strasse:
Kreis: S. RHODESIA
Land: SOUTH AFRICA
[two ink stamps]
[underlined] Gebührenfrei! [/underlined]
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: F/O DONALD A BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665
Lager-Bezeichnung: Kriegsgefangenenlager der Luftwaffe Nr. 3
[underlined] Deutschland (Germany) [/underlined]
[circled B]
[page break]
15.9.1944
My Dearest Mother, The general impression here is that we’ll be home before this months mail, but I’ll write anyway & hope that I’ll be with you all when it arrives. Its very difficult to suppress our excitement about the recent good news & of course were [sic] all pretty unsettled. There has been no mail from you since I last wrote about two weeks ago but mail seems to be less important now that there appears to be a good chance of seeing your dear selves again soon. Am keeping fit, having just recovered from a dose of gastric ‘flu, but more aptly known in the camp as “squitters”. There has been a small epidemic, not serious but just enough to make one pretty uncomfortable for 3/4 days. Probably due to the hot weather & flies which were pretty bad. However the cooler weather will soon finish them off. Everything is pretty normal here – had a picture – Dumas’ “The Corsican Brothers” [inserted] “The Corsican Brothers” [/inserted] – which wasn’t at all bad, ‘though Id [sic] just as soon see one of our own stage shows. The Cricket season will soon be over – its helped to make this summer pass fairly quickly. I hope you won’t worry about our situation – I think we shall be well looked after. Cheerio dear mother. Much love to you all from your loving son
Donald

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 12, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25760.

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