Letter from Robert Wareing to his wife Joan

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Title

Letter from Robert Wareing to his wife Joan

Description

He writes that he had a good feed on Christmas day and describes the food he ate. He jokes that the men will have to stay at home whilst the wives go out to work in the future. He tells her of the activities they undertook including horse racing and Communion and Carol Services. He asks that if she is able to send a parcel to include razor blades and toothpaste. He concludes by wishing her a happy birthday.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-12-28

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Language

Identifier

EWareingRWareingJ441228

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Transcription

[inserted] 28/12/44 [/inserted]
[underlined] Kreigsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
RECOVERED P.O.W. MAIL FROM EUROPE RECENTLY RECEIVED BY BRITISH P.O.
An MRS. R. WAREING
56, WEST COMMON GARDENS
Emfangsort: OLD BRUMBY,
Strasse: SCUNTHORPE,
Kreis: LINCOLNSHIRE
Land: ENGLAND
[two ink stamps]
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: S/L ROBERT WAREING
Gefangenennummer: 86486
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 1 via M.-Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[page break]
28/12/44
Hello Joan Darling, Well Christmas has now passed. We had quite a good feed on Christmas day – canned turkey, plum pudding etc. In addition we had quite a good cake, made of biscuits fruit & canned milk. The icing was a masterpiece – made of treacle & chocolate. It is amazing what some of the “Kriegies” can do in the way of cooking. We shall have to stay at home & do the housework while our wives go out to work & earn the cash. In the evening our block had a game of horse racing in the library. At mid-night on the 24th we had a [indecipherable word] Communion Service & on Christmas morning a Carol Service. Both were very good & I am saving the programme as a souvenir. By the way if you are able to send a parcel, it would be a good thing to include a few razor blades & an odd tube of toothpaste. This letter will probably reach you near your birthday Darling, so I will take the opportunity of wishing you many happy returns. All my love Darling, Yours always, Bob xxxxxxxxx

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Citation

R Wareing, “Letter from Robert Wareing to his wife Joan,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 5, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27913.

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