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Catalog Number 2014.179.4
Object Name Postcard, Inscribed
Accession number 2014.179
Description Inscribed postcard sent to Alexandre Orlowski when he was in the Goino Pauicheievo prisoner of war camp.

Complete transcription: 15 Jan. 1917 / Dear old Alex, / Poor Marjeurite de Vaufroland died this morning. We are all very sad, but it is best for her to cease sufering, these months agony was not a life worth leading longer. I pity her sweet little Bernadette. She is off to Paris with her nurse. I wonder when we shall at last get a letter or a card from you. It is more than two motnhs without news. Reverseause lunched with us yesterday, he is much improved. He sends you his best rememberance. ROse has her hair up. Eveline also. You will find us all changed when you come back. I hope it will be very soon. With my best love and kisses. Dolly

From the service of Count Alexandre Orlowski. The Count joined the French Army and received a second lieutenant's commission. He was assigned to the 8th Regiment of the Chasseurs d'Afrique, which was part of the Army of Africa. Orlowski was captured by Bulgarians on the Salonika Front and was a prisoner in the Goino Pauicheievo (by July 1916) Philoppopolis (Plovdiv) (by July 1918) prisoner of war camp in Bulgaria.
Date January 15, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
Subjects World War I
Inscribed postcard
Prisoners of war
Prison camps