Letter from Alan Green to his parents



Letter from Alan Green to his parents


Alan writes that he is being transferred to another camp. He recalls previous Christmases and talks about family and friends.




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One handwritten envelope and letter


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[underline] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
[inserted] Written 27.10.42. Opened by examiner 9179 [/inserted]

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


A. W. F/O Green

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My Dear Folks,

I find myself in the happy position of being able to write again, but am at a loss for substance. I am leaving this camp tomorrow morning at 7 o'clock, and so time will go quickly until I get settled down in my new abode. The last letter I received from you was posted on the 26th Sept. and came through in about two weeks. This is just about a record! I should get my first clothing parcel within the next month, and my book parcels soon after Christmas.

Talking about Christmas, I shall think on Christmas day of those rousing Christmas days we used to have at home – remember XMAS 38 – those are the days. But, all joking apart, I am hoping that next Christmas will be spent at home, or at least not here! Even so, - I shall make it a condition that “Talkie” films & their distribution do not constitute the festivities.

I guess my bank account is looking fairly healthy now, and will be even more so by the time I return. I am expecting a statement very shortly.

I see that Mr Griffith has left £47,000 – I think Peter will get this finally. He will certainly be in a position to buy himself into a good practice. I suppose John will be finishing at the University this year. Mary S tells me that she got a refer, and will be taking the exam again in December. I admit I have quite a lot of ground to cover to catch all these people. However, I have got valuable experience, which they will never be able to get in their lives, and will never regret having followed my own inclinations.

All for now, Your Affectionate Son, Alan.

P.S. Give all my love to Basil & friends.



Alan Green, “Letter from Alan Green to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28169.

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