Letter from Alan Green to his parents



Letter from Alan Green to his parents


Alan still has not heard from his parents. he is worried about his car and his belongings. He asks about family and friends at home.




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One handwritten envelope and letter


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[inserted] Written 28-8-42 [/inserted]

[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]

[inserted] OPENED BY EXAMINER 9088 [/inserted]

Mr & Mrs W.H. Green
Firs Estate
Kenilworth Rd

[sender] F/O A.W. Green

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My Dear Folks

Having still not received anything from England, I am obliged once more to write my letters before the end of the month, and to hope at the same time that September will be more productive.

Life here is just the same as it was when I wrote last, and as it is destined to be for the remainder of this war.

I am interested to know what happened to my belongings my car, wireless set etc. etc. & if you received everything intact. I am even more anxious to know if the family is well. I sincerely hope that he has now realised the value of relaxation. Remember that Basil & I will be more the philosophers of life when we return, and I think will both (while realizing the value of work) also be strong advocates of relaxation.

Is Gwen married yet? How is John? Do you hear regularly from Basil? How does the business fare? - All these things I am desirous of knowing when you can wangle it. Is Maisie Jack's husband in this camp? If he is I will have a yarn with him.

I am naturally looking forward to the general reunion, and have had plenty of time to formulate plans for the future. This is of course assuming the Japanese question to be settled. Should this not be so, I would almost welcome another dose, especially after this forced inactivity. Please remember me to Blythes, Swan Lane, Perks & others of my friends.

Should you have any friends or business acquaintances in the USA, you could get them to send me parcels of food. Any such person I will repay after the war. - By the way, my promotion continues on time basis until F/Lt is reached next June, so would like to keep check on my bank credit.

Your loving Son, Alan



Alan Green, “Letter from Alan Green to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 7, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28147.

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