Letter from Wally Layne to his wife

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Title

Letter from Wally Layne to his wife

Description

Writes that he is well and they had just moved camps. Mentions journey and seeing storks nests, and deer. Mentions tobacco, weather and fellow prisoner he went to school with.

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Date

1944-07-21

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Format

Two sided handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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ELayneWHLayneAJ440721

Transcription

P/O LAYNE
605
M. STAMLAGER 357
BLOCK 142
BLOCK 142

July 21/44
Mrs W.H. LAYNE
97 HARLAXTON RD
GRANTHAM
LINCOLNSHIRE
ENGLAND

[date stamp plus two others]

[page break]

July 21/44 My dearest one, I hope you are well I have changed camps as you will see from the address, we arrived here the night before last and everyone is very busy getting settled in. Please excuse this writing, I am holding it on my knee and laying on my bed at the same time. I enjoyed the journey down here, we saw several storks nests, some of them on barns just beside the railway line, it was possible to see the young birds in them, some of the baby ones were as big as chickens. I saw some deer in a field beside a wood, also a dead horse. I have got hold of a Bavarian pipe it is big and curly, it holds an awful lot of tobacco, you would be very amused if you could see it. [censored] the weather is lovely, this camp is rather more interesting than the last, it is not in such a lonely spot. There is another fellow here I was at school with but I haven't met him yet, he is in the army and was captured at Crete. I have had notification from A/M about my commission and last week I received a telegram saying I was a father. I hope David is keeping well, give him my love and lots of it to you. See you soon. Walt.

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Citation

W H Layne, “Letter from Wally Layne to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30756.

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