Alan’s letters 1

October 10, 2009

Alan’s letters 1

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6th June 1943

Dear Bill, will use one of my letters writing to Lacock this month. Am sharing a room with a civil servant, amongst others, and have many interesting discussions, including a few constructive ones. As far as studying is going it is going well and I am turning time to what advantage possible. Much love, Alan.

27th July 1943

Dear Bill, Thanks for your letter of the 2nd July. Sorry to see my letters are not coming through well, but even if you do not hear much during these last few months there is no cause for worry as you well know. Glad to see digging on the allotment bearing fruit, hope you’re still plowing w.green, Alan.


Alan Birley Bateman’s letters home from inside Stalagluft 3, while held as prisoner of war between 1942 and 1945. These letters give a first-hand, fascinating insight into life in the camp, and covers the period of “The Great Escape”

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