Letter from Eric Scott to his wife Jessie

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Title

Letter from Eric Scott to his wife Jessie

Description

Writes that he was now feeling much better and had received half a Red Cross parcel with more to follow. Says he was rationing cigarettes and asks how things were at home. Says it will now not be long before he is home and closes with family banter and good wishes. Envelope stamped that this was recovered prisoner of war mail from Europe recently arrived at Post Office.

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Date

1945-03-06

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Type

Format

Two sided handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EScottEWScottE450306

Transcription

[underlined] 6TH MARCH 1945 [/underlined]

Hello Darling, Yes its that man again, feeling more like my old self again, “full of frolic and all that you know.”?!! Well I’m definitely feeling much better love, the main reason being, that last Friday, we were issued with 1/4 of a Red Cross parcel each, with the prospects of another quater [sic] in two days time. A small quantity, I admit, but believe me, extremely welcome. The cigs inside, (twenty five per man) Wally and I have rationed out, we have four each day between us, so you see, if you buy me a twenty packet when I come home, I shall know what to do with them?!! (or shall I.!!!) Well angel, how is everything in the garden at home? Are you still keeping that lovely smile on your dear face for me darling, as I asked you to do? It won’t be long now sweetheart, before I shall be striding down the Terrace, with my heart in my mouth, trying to beat the clock, to be by your side. I’m banking on being with you all when the green peas, new potatoes, beans etc are ready in the garden, so tell Dave and Pop to get weaving and have a bumper crop this year, “or else”!!! Give my best to your mum, tell her I’ll be around for “a good brew,” in the near future, also remember me to all and everyone back home. I’m longing for just one letter from you my dear love, there are so many things I want to know, but never mind, I guess I shall last out O.K. until you are in my arms once again. Goodbye for now Darling Yours Eric xxxxxxxxxxxx

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[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
Correspondence des prisonniers de guerre

[underlined] MIT LUFT POST [/underlined]

[post stamp] RECOVERED P.O.W. MAIL FROM EUROPE RECENTLY RECEIVED BY BRITISH P.O.

An MRS E.W. SCOTT

Empfangsort: 4 WILLIAM STREET
Strasse: GRT: NORTHERN TERRACE
Kreis: LINCOLN
Landesteil: ENGLAND

Absender:
Expediteur:

Vor- und Zuname: Nom et prenom: F/SGT SCOTT ERIC. W. R.A.F.
Gefengenennummer: No. du prisonnier: 1164/L7
[deleted] Lager-Bezeichnung: [/deleted] Designation du camp [deleted] M. Stammlager III A [/deleted] [inserted] STALAG LUFT III [/inserted]

[underlined] Deutschland (Allemagne) [/underlined]

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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/32907.

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