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Top right: group of men standing and sitting in cowboy and indian fancy dress. In the background spectators. Captioned 'G28 Flieger Jockey Club Gala Day' Stalag Luft 6, Aug 43'. Top right: group of men sitting and standing in row. In the background…

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Top left: men in cowboy fancy dress dancing on wooden stage with spectators in the background. Captioned 'G22 Flieger Jockey Club Gala Day' Stalag Luft 6, Aug 43'. Top right: man doing Scottish sword dance on wooden stage with spectators on the…

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Top left: men in kilts doing Scottish country dancing with spectators all round. Captioned 'G16 Flieger Jockey Club Gala Day' Stalag Luft 6, Aug 43'. Top right: men in fancy dress dancing in front of decorated hut. Captioned 'G17 Flieger Jockey Club…

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Top left: a group of men in fancy dress in front of a decorated hut. On the right a crowd of onlookers. Captioned 'G10 Flieger Jockey Club Gala Day' Stalag Luft 6, Aug 43'. Top right: a marching band in column moving to the left surrounded by…

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Top left: a group of men standing wearing a variety of dress standing in front of a corrugated iron wall with 'TOTALISATO ?' in single letter panels. Captioned 'G1 Flieger Jockey Club Gala Day' Stalag Luft 6, Aug 43'. Top right: three men in fancy…

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States the organisation through which contact was obtained with Sergeant John Valentine that their secretary had visited Stalag Luft 6 and seen British prisoner of war John Valentine who asked him to convey his thanks to Grünfeld for books he sent…

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Offers a translation of a letter from Mr Wernekinck in Sweden. Notes that due to help of Swedish "Help the War Sufferers" his son John has been located in Stalag Luft 6. Relates from a man who spoke to his son who had tried to locate him in Stalag…

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Writes that she has received no mail from him for a month and that she is returning home the next day. Describes challenge of transporting all the items she bought back to their house Writes they have had good holiday but she needs to get home to get…

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Writes wondering about the their near future and mentions her plans to return home in a fortnights time. Writes of some other purchases she made a recent auction and that she has has her hair permed again. Concludes with family gossip and that…

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Writes perhaps it is a waste of time writing but had the letter card anyway. Scotches his proposal of her going out to work while he stays home to look after their daughter. Continues with description of activities, party and daughter's swimming…

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Writes of going to furniture auction and describes items she bought including a wardrobe as well as other items. Concludes with mention that daughter is getting very brown on the beach but that weather has now broken.

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Explains why her letters have been irregular since arriving in Devon. Mentions that life their is pleasant and provides long explanation of why her lodger had left. Writes that daughter fell off a chair giving herself a black eye and writes of her…

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Writes that she is concerned that the battle front is getting close to his camp. Continues with news of activities in Devon, swimming and daughter's progress. Mentions that their house is now let and describes making clothes for their daughter.…

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Writes apologising for not sending letter previous week and announcing she is visiting parents in Devon for a couple of months. She has arranged to let their house. Describes her journey accompanied by her lodger and goes on to write about her daily…

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Starts with discussion over number of letters allowed as reason why some friends refrain from writing. Glad he has found a place to practise violin and mentions an increase in allowances. Goes on to describe daughter's dance class and visit to a fair…

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Reports arrival of several letters and postcard and attempts to answer all his questions and future plans for the house. Mentions buying adjacent plot of land getting it at a very good price and possibility of keeping rabbits. Continues with…

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Writes there is still no news from him and hopes her letters are getting through. Mentions she has agreed sale of plot of land with neighbour and describes outbuildings on it. Describes listening to radio programme on small holdings with lodger and…

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Reports receiving postcard he sent in January an glad he got new boots from Red Cross and discusses whether she should send more parcels or not. Laments over time missed while he has been a prisoner despite fact he is learning violin and Dutch.…

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Notes that mail is getting slower as war draws top climax but hopes photographs she sent will arrive. Describes lodgers baby and recent activities including intention to take up learning Russian again. Continues with description of daily routine and…

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Writes of daily activities involving lodger going off to meet husband leaving baby with Ursula as well as talk of other visitors including her sister. Continues with description of other activities and catches up with family gossip. Concludes with…

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Whites that she has had no mail from him that week and that some plans for week fell through. Describes other activities of shopping, gardening and mentions receiving information about visit to his camp by by Swedish representatives. Writes of…

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Reports arrival of several of his letters and postcard and she is glad he now knows something of their new home. Describes her recent activities of cooking and notes impending visitors. Continues with domestic chat and mentions visit of Red Cross…

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Begins with weather and wishing for rain and continues with description of recent activities including visit to Windsor to get photographs of daughter taken, going to the cinema, shopping, visitors, second hand furniture shopping, re-stowing garage…

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Describes birthday presents waiting for him for this year's birthday. mentions family member's visit, describes activities and writes of news that Swedish friend of his fathers visited camp and reported him well. Describes anxiously waiting for his…

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Writes that she was thinking of him on his birthday and hoping she could share the next one with him. Mentions returning home from Devon and that lodger was glad she was back. Reports on progress with painting, other repairs to house and state of…
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