Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Note that letter was undated but thinks it was December 1944. Says he was thinking of them on their birthdays. Asks them about their holiday in Cape Town and arranging for him to be sent a sweater. Speculates on future and catches up with other gossip. Writes he is keeping fit and has started his six weeks cooking, which was a challenge with 12 of them to be fed. Mentions weather.

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Date

1944-12

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SBakerDA19210428v20162

Transcription

Kriegsgefangenenpost
[rubber stamped] GEPRUFT[?] 56
Mit Luft Post Par Avion
[date stamp]
[rubber stamped]

[inserted] AB KAIRO
25 PFGS[?] [inserted]

MRS C. BAKER
CHARLTON
INYAZURA
SOUTHERN RHODESIA
SOUTH AFRICA

[page break]

29:3:1944

My Dearest Mother, was very pleased to receive four letters from you yesterday, and also a few from England. Yours were dated Oct 18th & 24th, Dec 21st & Jan 3rd. I don’t expect you will manage to get to England for a year or so after the war as doubtless all passages have been [indecipherable word]. It is just possible we shall be sent home direct without calling in at England, ‘though I don’t think that very likely. Has[?] the Govt. stated anything definite yet about land settlement? Anthony is keeping fit & wishes to be remembered to you. I hear Harry sports a moustache now. Much love to you all dear mother from Donald.

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25767.

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