Alan’s letters 2

October 10, 2009

Alan’s letters 2

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5th March 1943

Dear Bill, I have just received your letter of the 27th December. I was surprised to see that Betty had changed her work. You must find it very quiet at home now, but I expect you are quite busy with all your activities. I am doing as well as ever and getting some studying done. Much love, Alan.

27th September 1943

Dear Mum, Here’s wishing you all the best for October 20th. I only regret I shall not be at home to celebrate with you. I can only suggest that we have a gigantic celebration when I do get back to cover all the occasions we are missing. What do you think about it? All the best, love, 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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