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Number 181-37. Writes that he has increased his pay allotment to her and mentions other financial matters. Lists request for items of clothing and other items which he would like her to send. Asks he to ask friends to send him tobacco, books and…

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Set of contact prints of head and shoulders portraits of young daughter Frances Valentine wearing checked dress and holding stuffed lamb toy. On the reverse "To W/O J R M Valentine, British P/W No 450. Stalag Luft III, Lager A Germany, From Mrs…

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Set of contact prints of head and shoulders portraits of young daughter Frances Valentine wearing checked dress. On the reverse "To W/O J R M Valentine, British P/W No 450. Stalag Luft III, Lager A Germany, From Mrs Valentine, Felmersham, Bottrell's…

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Set of contact prints of head and shoulders portraits of young daughter Frances Valentine wearing checked dress. In some she is holding a stuffed toy. On the reverse "To W/O J R M Valentine, British P/W No 450. Stalag Luft III, Lager A Germany, From…

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Set of contact prints of head and shoulders portraits of young daughter Frances Valentine wearing checked dress. On the reverse "To W/O J R M Valentine, British P/W No 450. Stalag Luft III, Lager A Germany, From Mrs Valentine, Felmersham, Bottrell's…

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Number 170-27. Writes that new camp is not bad but congested. Unable to find anywhere to practise violin although he has not made much progress. Mentions a letter from her posted end May has arrived. Continue to write to Luft 3 although they are not…

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Number 121-28. Still no mail or food parcels. No chance to practise violin and therefore bored. Good weather and suntan. Reports on health and flies. Mentions war news getting better and optimism abounds but not him. Still worried over new weapons.…

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Number 172-29. Delighted to get two letters from her and thrilled to hear of birthday gift although he states he is not a virtuoso on the violin. Red cross violin has not arrived but German one has been repaired. Catches up with family friends news…

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Number 173-30. Reports on recently arrived letters and writes of his admiration of her energy in building up their new home. Comments on her visit to Devon. Despite war news he is miserable as a prisoner of war despite others optimism that war will…

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Number 175-32. Noted receipt of letters and photographs. Comments on how much daughter has grown. Bemoans life in camp particularly poor food, monotony, lack of opportunity to study and close proximity of prisoners. Mention he is still practising…

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Number 177-34. Reports arrival of many letters and joy of photographs. Catches up with family/friend news. He talks about their finances and of her purchase of extra land and out buildings. He tells her how depressed he has been and how she was…

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Number 148-35. Remind her of anniversary of event 5 years ago and that some more letters from her have arrived. Mentions playing violin and is delighted with photographs of daughter. Assures her that her letters are not trivial. Congratulates her on…

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Number 179-36. Writes that local circumstances are very trying but he has received a letters from her. Also received a violin sent a year ago, case smashed and violin cracked but is still better than the one he had. He has little opportunity to…

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Number 51. Describes conditions in new camp. Mentions they no longer cook their own food therefore little distraction from monotony. Mentions difficulties in continuing with his violin. States that mail will be slow for a few weeks, comments…

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Number 70-127. Thanks her for letter and annoyed that his letters are not reaching her. Mentions financial issues list requirements to be sent, Mentions weather and state of camp. Wishes her merry Christmas.

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Number 71-128. Discusses house purchase and that he will endorse any decisions she makes. Mentions financial issues, arrival of books and continuing study of violin.

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Number 73-130. Writes that he has given her power of attorney and post office withdrawal form sent via Red Cross. Discusses financial issues. Mention that he received music and reports issues with his violin.

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Number 78-135. No letters from her. Reports on weather and state of camp. Writes he is living with excellent crowd of fellows and goes on to describe some. Mentions persisting with violin averaging four hours a day of practise but handicapped by lack…

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Number 81-138. Complains about lack of mail and that he does not seem to get replies to his. Discusses house purchase and finances. Mentions letter he has letter belonging to Polish prisoner and to wish all his Polish friends well for 1944. Comments…

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Number 83-140. Hopes she enjoyed her birthday. Still waiting definite news of house purchase and mentions financial tax matters. Weather now freezing which is improvement on previous slush. Mentions two resolutions one to do more fiddle practise but…

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Number 85-142. Writes of potential house purchase and problems ahead. Discusses financial matters and instruction sent about RAF pay through Red Cross. Discusses name for new house. Puzzled about watch she is wearing. Mentions his lack of religion…

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Number 144-1. Congratulates her on progress with house. Mentions family illness, time to get into London from new home, and catches up with family friends. Thanks for violin strings. Mention proposed writing schedule. Reminisces on wedding four years…

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Number 149-6. Delighted to get letter posted 28 November with news that they have moved into new home. Ask all about it and discusses home creating she will have to do. Mentions fellow prisoner has not heard from wife for four months and could she…

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Number 151-8. Reports arrival of 4 letters and all the news about new home and provides much advice on gramophone and financial issues. Mentions health issues and wishes for the end of winter.
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