Letter from Wally Layne to his wife

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Title

Letter from Wally Layne to his wife

Description

'Stamped this letter was delayed by German authorities and has been forwarded by allied forces'. Writes that he had cold and had received no mail. Hopes he will be home for start of fishing season. Comments on nice weather and asks after son David. Writes a little his circumstances and living on American food parcels. Moral was high.

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Date

1945-04-17

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Format

Two sided handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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ELayneWHLayneAJ450417

Transcription

LUFT-POST

MRS W. H. LAYNE
97 HARLAXTON RD
GRANTHAM
LINCOLNSHIRE
ENGLAND

[two ink stamps]

F/O LAYNE
605
STALAG-LUFT 3

[page break]

My dearest Joan, I hope you are well, I am OK, I have had a bad cold and it has made my voice change to a wisper [sic], but otherwise I am OK. I haven't received any mail for ages now but I am not worried about it as I expect to be home before many more months are over, maybe I shall be back for the start of the fishing season. We are having very nice weather just now. I hope it keeps on. Monty is showing them the way to go home now isn't he. How is David, I am longing to see him, give him a good hiding for me. I often wonder about Besse Twilly, I expect he is making a name for himself, I hope he does. I am in the same room as S/Ldr [indecipherable word], he & I were at the same place in England, do you remember the book he lent me 'I bought a mountain', we thought it very good. Are you still sending parcels. I haven't had any for ages now, dont suppose I shall get any more. We are living on American Red+ parcels now and they have 100 cigs in them so I am OK for smokes at the moment, I hope some more parcels come along soon tho' as we are getting on the short side. Everyone here is in a very optimistic mood I think the morale is higher than D day even. I am doing a lot of reading but it is all Edgar Wallace style of thing, nothing very good. We have bugs here, I dont go much on them as the hotter the weather the worse they will get. All my love to both of you. Walt.

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Citation

W H Layne, “Letter from Wally Layne to his wife ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 18, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30759.

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