Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Asks after father's health problem and catches up with news from home. Mentions having access to English farming publications and asks if they could arrange for him to get the South African farmers weekly.

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1944-10-21

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Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SBakerDA19210428v20158

Transcription

[underlined] MIT LUFTPOST AB KAIRO. [/underlined] [ink stamp] GEPRÜFT 70 [/ink stamp] [underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined] [postmark]
An MRS. C. BAKER.
CHARLTON.
[ink stamp] Mit Luftpost Par Avion [/ink stamp] Empfangsort: INYAZURA

Straße: S. RHODESIA
[ink stamp] Taxe perçue [space] RM. 25 Pf.[/ink stamp] Kreis:
Land: S. AFRICA
[underlined] Gebührenfreil [/underlined] Landesteil (Provinz usw.)

[page break]

Absender
Vor- und Zuname: F/O. DONALD A. BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665.
Lager-Bezeichnung: Kriegsgefangenenlager der Luftwaffe Nr.3
[underlined] Deutschland (Allemagne) [/underlined]

[circled] B [/circled]

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21.10.1944 My Dearest Mother, Only one letter from you since I last wrote, the beginning of August it was written. You have never told me what is actually the matter with Dads nose which seems to be needing continual treatment. I hope so much it is nothing for me to worry about and that Dad does not suffer any pain. Anthony received a note from his mother the other day saying that Bettys baby was born and that they were both very fit. I expect everyone is delighted that it’s a girl this time. You and Dad must both be very proud of your fine “gang” of grandchildren. Tell Harry, that will be three separate parties he owes me – one for his marriage, and one for each baby. How is Betty coping with farm life? Never hear of either of them leaving the place. One of the chaps in the room has the “Farmer & Stockbreeder” sent to him regularly from England. Its [sic] almost an escape to read an English periodical again and to see what ordinary people are doing. Perhaps you can arrange for the S African Farmers Weekly to be sent to me. Am almost positive it wont [sic] be banned at this end. As usual space is up again dear mother, Very 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 September 24, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25763.

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