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 hopes to be home again during the summer for his recuperation. He says that he has read a book about building a cottage and the others in his room have been house designing. He likes the idea of living in a cottage. He hopes she is bearing up and tells her that he has her picture on a cardboard shelf at the bottom of his bed and that it is framed from a cigarette carton.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-02-26

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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Identifier

EWareingRWareingJ450226

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Transcription

[inserted] 26/2/45 [/inserted]
[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
[three ink stamps]
RECOVERD P.O.W. MAIL FROM EUROPE RECENTLY RECEIVED BY BRITISH P.O.
An MRS R. WAREING
56, WEST COMMON GARDENS,
Empfangsort: OLD BRUMBY
Strasse: SCUNTHORPE
Kreis: LINCOLNSHIRE
Land: ENGLAND
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: S/L R. WAREING
Gefangenennummer: 86486
Lager-Bezeichnung: [deleted] M. [/deleted] Stammlager Luft 1 [deleted] via M. Stammlager Luft 3 [/deleted]
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[page break]
26/2/45
Hello Joan Darling, I hope Dearest that I shall be home again during the Summer. It will be a good period in which to recuperate & become civilized again. Last week I read a book called “The building of a cottage” by Esther Meynell. The finished product sounded most attractive. All the people in the room have been doing house designing but how they would work out in practice we don’t have too much idea. However it is a good thing to know what one would like. The cottage idea seems most attractive to me. I hope you are “bearing up” Darling under the strain of our temporary separation. I know I always long to be with you again. Your picture is still standing on the shelf at the foot of the bed, & I am glad that I have it. I made the frame out of a cigarette box & the shelf is just cardboard from a Red Cross box. Well cheerio once again Darling & all my love. Yours always,
Bob xxxxxxxx.

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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/27918.

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