Lisle, John, Letter, 5 October [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: 
5 October [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: 
00000397
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

October 5th
Dear All During August received 24 letters very good indeed then all of a sudden I received your letters saying you were only writing once a week and so in September I only received 8 letters not at all good. Please revise your decision as my mail was coming through very well, also I have not received any photographs yet no letters from Doreen last month. Sorry if this sounds like a moan but I think I'm justified. In my last letter I was said I would explain our mart it is in fact a sort of bartering shop—points being used and different articles have values based on demand that is Condensed Milk is equivalent in value to about 300 cigarettes etc. Most things in our Red Cross Parcels can be put on the Mart for barter and it's amazing the value of small things of every day life. Received a very nice letter from Jack Lambeth today am writing him also Harry Ancil. Letter from him received last month. Please write more often
Love to you all
John