Letter from Peter Jenkinson to his brother in prisoner of war camp

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Title

Letter from Peter Jenkinson to his brother in prisoner of war camp

Description

Prisoner of war post to Stalag Luft 3. Wishes him a happy 21st birthday. Hopes he would be home for the next one. Catches up with family news and mentions seeing film. Large section the blacked out.

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Date

1944-03-26

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Format

Two sided handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SJenkinsonPR1826262v10006

Transcription

WRITE [underlined]VERY CLEARLY[/underlined]ON THE LINES TO AVOID DELAY IN CENSORSHIP
NO ENCLOSURES ALLOWED

[underlined]PRISONER OF WAR POST[/underlined]
RANK & NAME: Sgt L.P. Jenkinson
PRISONER OF WAR No: 507
CAMP NAME & No. STALAG LUFT 3 LAGER K
COUNTRY: Germany
FROM:
MR P.R. JENKINSON
BOSVARREN
FALMOUTH
CWLL. ENG.
[underlined]BOTTOM PANEL[/underlined]
KEEP YOUR CHIN UP LAD IT WONT LAST FOREVER. FROM YOUR LOVING BROTHER PETER
[page break]
DATE 26/3/44
My Dear Pickles
THIS IS THE FIRST REAL CHANCE I HAVE HAD TO WRITE YOU. YOU SEE IT IS RATHER DIFFICULT FOR ME TO FIND MATTER TO DISCUSS WITH YOU, OR SHOULD I SAY IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ME TO DISCUSS SO PLEASE FORGIVE ME IF THIS IS NOT AS BRIGHT AS IT MIGHT BE.
AS THE TIME IS DRAWING NEAR FOR YOUR 21ST BIRTHDAY I WISH YOU THE VERY HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY IT IS POSSIBLE UNDER THE PREVAILING CIRCUMSTANCES AND I HOPE FOR YOUR 22ND YOU WILL BE HOME AND CELEBRATE IT WITH THE SAME VIGOR[sic] I DID MY 21ST AND I WILL HELP YOU WITH EVERYTHING I’VE GOT.
MUMMIE [sic] SENDS ME ALL YOUR LETTERS TO READ. IT’S SO AMUSING HOW YOU HAVE TAKEN TO THE SCHOOL ASTIC [sic] SIDE OF LIFE BNY LEARNING GERMAN ETC. I REMEMBER HOW YOU USED TO HATE FRENCH AND ANYTHING TO DO WITH SCHOOL.
LAST NIGHT I WENT TO SEE THE FILM “JAYNE AYRE” IT WAS VERY GOOD. IF YOU CAN GET HOLD OF THE BOOK IT SHOULD MAKE GOOD READING [remainder of letter obliterated by censor]

Citation

P R Jenkinson, “Letter from Peter Jenkinson to his brother in prisoner of war camp,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 28, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30647.

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