Lisle, John, Letter, 20 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: 
20 April [1943]
Place: Germany
Collection/Fonds: 
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: 
00000378
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

April 20th
Dear All
Well here we are again. You should have received my first letter by now and I hope your first letter to me is on the way. Write as much as possible won't you. We live for letters here. So get as many people as possible to write me. I'm afraid I'm restricted to two of these letters and four postcards a month. Get hold of Owen Johnstone to write me and ask him for a private address for me to write to. However I shall write all I can to you. I find the black rye bread quite palatable but hard wooden beds take some time shall appreciate springs again. Should like to write to Mr & Mrs Allen could you let me have their address. When I come home I shall be quite domesticated—we do all our own washing cooking etc: we have orderlies to clean up our room however [as] we don't have to work time goes slowly so shall endeavour to study flour milling, hope you can get books sent out. One thing I miss is Mrs Turton's cakes some fellows who have been “Kriegies” (as we call ourselves) for three years have forgotten what cake means. Again I say I am very well hope you are all the same. Some washing soap would be useful. Cheerio for now God Bless you all. Keep your chins up. I go to the Church every Sunday and shall think of you in my Prayers this coming Easter. Your loving Son & Brother
John