Letter from Wally Layne to his wife

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Title

Letter from Wally Layne to his wife

Description

Writes that he is due to leave current camp along with eleven officers to go to Stalag Luft 3. Asks for photographs of son David and he would have changed from the baby ones he has. Says he would be pleased to get cigarettes and asks what she thinks of news.

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Date

1945-01-22

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Format

Two sided handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

ELayneWHLayneAJ450122

Transcription

JAN 22/45
MIT LUFT-POST
[date stamp plus two others]
MRS W. H. LAYNE
97 HARLAXTON RD
GRANTHAM
LINCOLNSHIRE
ENGLAND

F/O LAYNE
605
STALAG LUFT 3

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Jan 22/45. My dearest Joan, Just a hurried line to let you know I am leaving this camp at four o'clock in the morning, eleven officers are moving to Sagan, the same camp that Bob is at. In future my address will be Stalag-Luft 3 address all parcels & mail as such, and send snaps of David, I have received the baby ones of him but guess he has changed during the last few months. I know Ruth is older than I am, I never said otherwise, I believe her birthday falls in September, I have never argued on the point, I think you must be mixing me up with someone else. I shall be very glad to get some cigarettes its ages since I had any. Some of the "Staff of Life" would go down very well at the moment. What do you think of the news these days. I hope I am able to get in the same compound as Bob, I should very much like to see him again. I am sorry to leave Robbie but I guess it wont be so very long before we meet again. I have made dozens of reunion promises for after the war so you will spend a few lonely nights even then. All my love Walter

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Citation

WS H Layne, “Letter from Wally Layne to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30757.

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