Letter from Alan Green to his parents



Letter from Alan Green to his parents


Alan has moved to a different camp. He has had news that his friend, Pip is missing. He has been reading a lot. He asks for an Oxford Concise Dictionary.




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[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]

[inserted] M. LUFTPOST Rec'd. 18/1/43 Written 15/11/42
OPENED BY EXAMINER 9179 [/underlined]

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

[sender] F/O Green

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Schubin 15-11-42

My Dear Folks

I am afraid that some considerable time has elapsed since I was last able to write, but trust that you have not been worrying too much. I have now moved, and settled myself into a new camp, - OFLA6 XXI B. Although my address will remain the same for letters, it will be necessary to mail parcels here in future.

Have you had any news of Pip? I was very sorry to hear about his being missing. He and I were the very best of friends, and have gone through thick & thin together & were even taking out two sisters when back on the squadron. He was one of the finest chaps I have ever met! Please give me any news as soon as possible.

How is Basil? I am pleased to hear that he has managed to meet some of the boys out there. - He must be a captain now!

Your last letter to arrive here was posted on Oct 8th. I have also rec'd letters from Shiela [sic] Pearson, Uncle E, Seabourne, the Pharmaceutical Society, Mary S & others. I have not as yet rec'd any parcels, but expect to do so before or about Christmas. Please thank all these people for their kindness, and tell them that I will endeavour to write, but cannot promise, owing to my ration of letters being so small. The restrictions on incoming mail have been lifted, and the number of letters I receive should subsequently increase.

Conditions here are pretty much the same as at the last camp, and I am doing quite a lot of reading. I have just finished “Fame is the Spur” - I think you might have a crack at it. Many of the scenes are set in your native county. I am quite well & will write again as soon as possible. Your Affectionate Son Alan.

P.S. Please send me an OXFORD. C. DICTIONARY.



Alan Green, “Letter from Alan Green to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 30, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28170.

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