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 the months of waiting are dragging, but to be patient. He mentions that he has been making a few drawings in his Prisoner of War log book and one of his room-mates has given him a painting of the view outside of their window to put in it. He says that he is looking forward to the show the Americans are putting on as the shows are bright spots. He is still reading books on country life.

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Date

1945-02-20

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EWareingRWareingJ450220

Transcription

[inserted] 20/2/45 [/inserted]
[underlined] Kreigsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
[three ink stamps]
RECOVERED P.O.W. MAIL FROM EUROPE RECENTLY RECEIVED BY BRITISH P.O.
An MRS. R. WAREING
Empfangsort: 56, WEST COMMON GARDENS
Strasse: SCUNTHORPE
Kreis: LINCOLNSHIRE.
Land: ENGLAND.
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: S/L R. WAREING
Gefangenennummer: 86486
Lager-Bezeichnung: [deleted] M. [/deleted] Stammlager Luft 1 via [deleted] M. [/deleted] Stammlager Luft 7
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[page break]
20/2/45
Hello Joan Darling, I was delighted to receive another letter Dearest. Yes! I agree that the months of waiting do drag somewhat & strengthens one’s desire to be home again. However, Darling we shall have to be patient as after all we have hope & our love for each other. I have been making a few drawings in a P.O.W. log book which was issued by the Red Cross. One of the fellows in the room has put in it for me a painting of the view from the room window. To me at the moment it doesn’t appear particularly beautiful, as I see the view many times during a day. I imagine that some years after the war it may be of interest. Actually the painting is quite good. The Americans are giving another play this week called “The Petrified Forest. We are looking forward to seeing this. The theatre shows are bright spots in a “Kriegie’s” life. I am still reading books on country life, cottages etc. My present book is called “A Thatched Roof”. The cottage described in the book is most attractive. All my love Dearest & God Bless.
Bob xxxxxxxx.

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Citation

R Wareing, “Letter from Robert Wareing to his wife Joan,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 22, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27916.

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