Letter from Alan Green to his parents



Letter from Alan Green to his parents


Alan still has had no news from his parents. He asks for exercise books. He asks after family and friends and looks forward to seeing them soon.




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One handwritten envelope and letter


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[inserted] Written 8-9-42 [/inserted]

[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]

[inserted] OPENED BY EXAMINER 1585 [/inserted]

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

[sender] F/O Green

[page break]

[inserted] Rec'd. Oct 5/42

8-8-42 [inserted] 9 error. [/inserted]

Dear Folks,

Still now news from you, but I have just received a letter from Mary Smith, and so my mind is considerably eased by the sure knowledge that you must know I am OK. I hope that you have received all my letters, [underlined] although I have some doubts on this point, and [/underlined] that you will be able to send some of the things I have requested. With regard to the books, you might also send some good substantial [underlined] exercise books [/underlined] in which I can make notes of my work. I will do my best to assimilate some knowledge of my subject, but cannot guarantee any startling results after so long a break. [underlined] Uniform parcels [/underlined] usually take about 6 months to get through, and so the sooner you can post it the better – This goes for almost anything.

I have written several times to Pip Gales asking him to keep in touch, so don't be surprised to hear from him now & again. I hope that you are hearing frequently from Basil. Please let him know by cable that I am OK. Send him my love & best wishes.

How is the business cracking along? I hope everything is under control, and that Pa is not over working himself. Have you had that holiday yet? If you don't “buck up”, you will be too late this year. Please don't worry about me. I am quite well, and am “bearing up” and looking forward to our reunion one of these days!

How is Gwen? Is she married yet? Please give my kindest regards to John, Blythes, Griffiths, Swan Lane, Newley & all others of my friends & relations as you see them. All for now, still hoping to hear from you.

Your ever loving Son



Alan Green, “Letter from Alan Green to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28164.

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