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Alan’s letters 5

October 10, 2009


Alan’s letters 5

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12th November 1944

Dear Bill, I have just received the uniform parcel which is very welcome. The battle dress fits very well and I need hardly say that the chocolate was more welcome than ever. I am still keeping fit and we now have half a red cross parcel a week so we are doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. Love Alan.

29th October 1944

Dear Bill, Mail has improved during this month and I have received your letters ranging from May to September. Sorry to hear there have been long periods without letters from me. I will post one every Sunday at least and hope it may arrive more regularly. I am very well and look forward to our first golf etc. sooner or later, love, Alan.

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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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