Christmas card to King

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Christmas card to King

Description

Newspaper cutting, no source, no date showing a Christmas card to the King from the prisoners of war in Stalag VIIIB, Christmas 1941.
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One newspaper cutting

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IBCC Digital Archive

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NGrundyL190928-02

Transcription

From 17,300 Stalag men – to the King

[Drawing]

CHRISTMAS Greetings

A little picture to express,
My wishes for your happiness;
A little message from my pen,
To haste the Day we’ll meet again;
God grant you every Christmas cheer,
And Joy throughout the Coming
– Year. –

Loyal devotion
From All Ranks

STALAD VIII B, Germany, CHRISTMAS 1941

“A LITTLE PICTURE to express my wishes for your happiness.” A Christmas card received by the King, with “loyal devotion, all ranks.” from the 17,300 prisoners of war at Stalag VIIIB – the largest camp of its kind in Germany. The card was sent through the International Red Cross. The King has sent his thanks and a good luck message through the same channel.

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“Christmas card to King,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 17, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31714.

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