Your two such dear letters of the 22d and 29th deserve so much more than to be answered in 24 lines, but that can’t be changed. In the meantime you have certainly heard that I have volunteered to Cumberland and so I am feeling ___ ___ deceived and our spirit connection has helped with it, that I was actually not that disappointed.
C. [=Cumberland?] will work out, there are already a lot of us there and I would also be there a long time ago, if the League had not perhaps worked so.
I do not mind trading information, because I have no desire with the employer to _____ and then again [illegible]. Anyway, it is a matter of character.
It is just a shame, that the rejection letter took so long.
But dearest, we will survive the next few weeks and then the Bie will once again be by me. Everything everything will soon be completely forgetten – that which has been so terribly difficult. Most tender kisses and stay brave
[Postmarked 24 Jul 1941] To: Mrs. F. Bissinger, 137 Sussex Gardens "I am being transferred to another camp" Louis Bissinger 65619 "N" camp Dated: 25.7.41
[“Onchan was run down and closed at the end of July . It stayed closed until September, when it reopened with Italian internees; its original Germans had mainly been released, and those that were still interned were transfered to Hutchinson.”
– Connery Chappell, Island of Barbed Wire: The Remarkable Story of World War Two Internment on the Isle of Man (Robert Hale, London, 1984), p. 93]