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Alan’s letters 6

October 10, 2009


Alan’s letters 6

Transcript of above

30th December 1944

Dear Mum, We have managed to celebrate Christmas, effectively if frugally, and I hope you have recovered from your festivities by now. We are skating in the compound now and thoroughly enjoying this change of exercise – the trouble is it gives you such an appetite. Will write again soon, Love, Alan.

12th December 1944

Dear Bill, I am well supplied with clothes for the duration now, except for under-pants. So perhaps you could pack as much chocolate in parcels as possible. Possibly it can be bought at the Golf Club? But don’t cut into your own quotas – I don’t know the rationing position at home nowadays, 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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