Alan’s letters 15

October 10, 2009

Alan’s letters 15

Transcript of above

27th September 1943

Dear Bill, I have just received your letter of the 27th August. You both seem to be keeping pretty busy with one thing and another. Everything is the same as ever here and we are just settling down for the winter. I have not been seeing anything of Pike, but have just been having tea with some of his friends who are all pretty well apart from being somewhat fed up. We have just had a performance of George and Margaret at the compound theatre which was excellently put over and reminded us for a few hours what normal life is like. It is very interesting to hear of the activities of the locals who are still at home, they all seem to be doing pretty well in their own lines, particularly in the matrimonial sphere. I have just heard from Harry Gostling via the Bombay Censor Station. It is a treat to hear his views on life, which incidentally have not changed much, his main complaint is the shortage of bees! I greatly sympathise with him, I am dry myself, nowadays. All the best, 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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