Letter from Eric Scott to his wife Jessie

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Title

Letter from Eric Scott to his wife Jessie

Description

Pleased to be able to send a letter rather than postcards he had only been able to send previously. Assumed the Red Cross would have informed her we was a prisoner of war. Writes that he is well and with a jolly crowd of companions. Mentions that he had worried about her when she was informed he was missing. Comments on mail he is allowed and wishes her happy birthday.

Creator

Date

1944-11-22

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten prisoner of war form letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EScottEWScottE441122

Transcription

22/11/44.

Jessie Darling,

At last I am able to write you a real letter, instead of the informal postcards which, up to present, I have only been able to send you. No doubt, by the time you receive this, the Red Cross, will have informed you, that I’m a prisoner of war. In case they haven’t and also if you didn’t get the printed postcard I mailed, I will tell you that I’m perfectly well, and with a jolly crowd of companions, so don’t worry, will you [missing words] that you must have suffered beyond any expectation, when you received that certain telegram. I too was worried, knowing that I was safe and realising what thoughts would be passing through your mind. I must tell you, that I am permitted to write two letters and four postcards each month dear, all of which I shall write to you. I will take this opportunity of wishing you a happy birthday darling and everyone a a [sic] good Xmas. By the way, did you get the nuts and fruit? Now I must close, give my love to all at home and to you my darling, I send all my love, Yours Always. Eric xxxxxxxxx

[page break]

[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]

[underlined] MIT LUFT POST [/underlined]

[two ink stamps]

An MRS E.W. SCOTT

Empfangsort: 4 WILLIAM STREET
Strasse: GRT: NORTHERN Terr:
Kreis: LINCOLN.
Land: ENGLAND

Absender:

Vor- und Zuname: F/SGT. ERIC SCOTT
Gefangenennummer: 1164/L7
Lager-Bezeichnung: Kriegsgefangenenlager Der Luftwaffe Nr. 3
Deutchland (Allemagne)

Collection

Citation

E W Scott, “Letter from Eric Scott to his wife Jessie,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 29, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32904.

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