Lisle, John, Letter, 15 April 1943

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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: 
15 April 1943
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: 
00000377
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

15/4/43
Dear Mother Father & Doreen,
Well the weather is getting much warmer now thank goodness and I am anticipating doing some sunbathing shortly. I am in a room of eight, two other Fleet Air Arm officers and five R.A.F. We get Red Cross parcels one per week per man the food in which we cook ourselves also 50 cigarettes each more of which would be appreciated however. So go to the local dealer and ask him to send some out I don't think you can do it through the Red Cross. A word of warning look out for bogus societies who will say they will do this that and the other for me by a subscription from you. Lots of the fellows' parents here have been had for suckers consult me first. We have a good library here. Am going to study “Flour Milling”. Dad could you send me out some books re this. Another warning please circulate to friends & relatives no subscription to my keep. You subscribe not more repeat not more than 10 [shillings] weekly to Red Cross only no one else. I am very well feeling in the pink shall catch you on the hop again as usual I expect. Boys here have lent me quite a lot of clothes—wanted quite a lot more—underclothes (summer) shoes, slippers, toothpaste, cap urgent. Cheerio for now. Kind regards to Mr & Mrs Turton and the Barnards. Barbara and all relatives etc; wanted addresses—Love to you all Keep the Flag flying.
John