Lisle, John, Letter, 11 November [1944]

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Description: 
Letter to his family

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Case Study: 
Life as a Prisoner of War: The John Lisle Letters
Creator: 
Lisle, John
Source: 
letter
Date: 
11 November [1944]
Place: Germany
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
00000417
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

November 11th
Dear All, 26 Years ago today saw the end of the last war and today (Saturday) 1944 here I am sitting down in a Kriegie Camp writing home!! Glad to say I received a parcel last week but rather disappointed with the contents as it contained summer wear & the raincoat was taken and put in custody by the Germans as it was too much like a civilian rain coat. However I have a receipt for it and should be able to get it as soon as the war is over. The weather has been very bad to day—lots of rain and a very cold wind so have spent most of today round the fire studying this morning, darning socks this afternoon and writing letters this evening—by the way in your next parcel to me please include socks as mine have just about had it and I shall have to wear two pairs during the winter—everything else I'm OK so if you will use the remainder of the weigh up with chocolate (milk) if possible [censored text] Have also received some Penguin Books but sender's name not on label so presume either from Doreen or St Barnabas so please say thanks a lot. I was very pleased to receive them—My Flour Milling Studies are going ahead well although I find it difficult to visualize the machinery from diagrams only. However I hope I shall be able to pass the examination in March although if they require a very high standard I'm afraid I'll have bitten off more than I can chew. Cheerio for now, will write later on this month.
Love
John