Letter from Wally Layne to his wife

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Title

Letter from Wally Layne to his wife

Description

Writes of his liberation when the army caught up with them near Lubeck and they had been travelling through Germany by lorry. They would be flown out sometime that week. Writes about their two month journey and sleeping in fields and that he was fit and well. Mentions meeting a friend and that he had just had his first bath after leaving England.

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Date

1945-05-07

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One page handwritten letter and envelope

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IBCC Digital Archive

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ELayneWHLayneAJ450507

Transcription

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

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Baghurst Nr Rheine
May 7/45.

My dearest Joan,

I hope you are well, I expect you have received my other notes saying I was liberated. The army caught up with us about ten miles SW of Lubiek & since then we have been travelling thro' Germany by lorry, we hope to get on a plane sometime this week & fly over, I [deleted] were [/deleted] reckon we shall be together before another seven days are over.

I am very fit indeed, I have had plenty of Red + food during the la[missing letters] two months & have been sleeping in fields & it has really built me up, you need have no worries about my health altho a lot of us fellows have had a rough time. I met Robbie last night at one place we came thro' he looked really bad but I guess he will pick up after a months leave.

I have just had my first bath since leaving England, you have no idea how marvellous [sic] it was, but I feel quite weak after it. I have had no mail from you [deleted] I [/deleted] this year but those things don't matter now.

All my love
Walt

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Citation

W H Layne, “Letter from Wally Layne to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 17, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30762.

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