Peter Hattersley's prisoner of war notebook

MHattersleyCR40699-160506-040001.pdf

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Peter Hattersley's prisoner of war notebook

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During his incarceration at Stalag Luft 3 Peter Hattersley kept a note book describing subjects that were important to him. There is a list of books that he read, his cash accounts, a list of books to read, places to visit, sailing notes, extracts from books, two poems to Kay, pictures to get and an address list.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Lesley Wain

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12 handwritten double pages

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MHattersleyCR40699-160506-04

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[underlined] This Book is the property of [/underlined]: -
C. R. HATTERSLEY
WING COMMANDER
OBERST LEUTENANT [sic]
PAD POLCOVNIC [sic]
ROYAL AIR FORCE
P.O.W. No. 864
BLOCK NO.109 STALAG LUFT III.
SAGAN, DEUTSCHLAND
[underlined] HOME ADDRESS [/underlined] :-
19 THE DRIVE
BECKENHAM
KENT
ENGLAND
Will finder please return it to the owner, [sic] or mail it to the HOME ADDRESS as above. Your kindness will be rewarded.
C.R. Hattersley W/CDR (WING COMMANDER)
RAF (ROYAL AIR FORCE)
[page break]
[underlined] Books read during captivity [/underlined]
[underlined] History & Biography & Military [/underlined]
Lawrence – Seven Pillars
Gibbon – Decline & Fall 6 vol (Volume)
? – Queen’s Quair
Irwin – Gay Galliard
Royal Flush
Proud Servant
Trevallyan [sic] – History of England
Fisher – Hist (History) of Europe
Macaulay – Hist of England 3 vol
Somervell – Hist of B. (British) Empire.
Wells – Short His. Of World
Belloc – Elizabethan Commentary
Van Loon – Home of Mankind
“ – Life of Mankind
Gore – Life of Christ
Merejkowski (sic) – Romance of Leonardo da Vinci
Roberts – Oliver Wiswell
Belloc – French Revolution
Huxley – Grey Eminence
? – Charlemange (sic)
Hart – Strategy of Indirect Approach
Clausewitz – War (vol 1)
The Bible
Meredith – Economic Hist. of Eng (England)
? – Social Structure of Eng
Creasey (sic) – 15 Decisive Battles of World
Maurice – British Strategy.
Renier – William of Orange (biography)
Grant & Temperley – Europe in 19. & 20 Centuries.
Cole – Imp. (Imperial) Mil. (Military) Geography
Merrivale. (sic) – History of Rome
Binyon – Akbar
[page break]
[underlined] Philosophy, Physiology, Psychology [/underlined]
Lin Yutang – Importance of Living
Jeans – Stars in their Courses
Thro’ time and Space [sic]
Mysterious Universe
Dunn [sic] – Serial Universe
Tolstoy – [deleted] [indecipherable letter] [/deleted] What I Believe
Walker – Biology of Civilisation
K. Walker – Diagnosis of Man
Raglan - Jocastas Crime
Reade – Martyrdom of Man
M. Arnold – Essays Literary & Critical

[underlined] General & Classical [/underlined]
Shakespeare – All Plays
Malory – Morti d’Arihur (sic)
Joyce – Ulysses
Borrow – Lavengro
? – I. Claudius
Longley – Peacock [indecipherable word] P
Fleming – Brazil
Tartary
China
Tolstoy – Anna Karenina
- Random Harvest
- England their Eng
Guerber – Myths Greece & Rome
M Stopes – Birth Control Today
Lewis Spence – Intro. (introduction) to Myth. (Mythology)
Thackaray (sic) – Vanity Fair
Kingsley – Hypatia
[page break]
[underlined] Economics [/underlined]
Intro (introduction) to Foremanship – McFarland Davis.
[page break]
[underlined] Cash a/c (account) [/underlined]
[deleted] Owe to :-
[underlined] Nicholls [/underlined] £46 – 12 - 10
less [underlined] £17 - 10 - 0 [/underlined] Check [sic] to Carter
£29 – 2 - 10
less [underlined] £5 - 0 - 0 [/underlined] LT Col (Lieutenant-Colonel) Robb.
[underlined] £4 - 0 - 0 [/underlined] Check [sic] to Nicholls
[underlined] Stan [/underlined]
1943 Xmas presents £3 – 0 - 0 odd
1943 Sheilas [sic] b’day [birthday] 2 - 6
1944 “” 5 - 0
1944 Ma’s b’day £5 – 0 - 0
1944 [three undecipherable words] ?
1944 Ma’s Bronchitis ?
via Molly
1944 Xmas family ?
and Kay [/deleted]
My a/c £250 orig (original)
£350 bonds
£100 “ 11/3/44 advised
[underlined] see over. [/underlined]
[page break]
Cheques given
9/5/45 “Scangriff” a/c Glynn Mills
1 copy £1 – 1 - 0 self
1 copy £1 - 0 - 0 Schaper
[deleted] “It happened to me” [/deleted]
[page break]
[underlined] Books to get [/underlined] (see over [symbol])
Dictionary (Oxford)
Whitakers (yearly)
Classical Dictionary
Dictionary of Dates
*all ‘L' in [underlined] Everymans [sic] library [/underlined] + reference section.
[symbol] J.M. Dent & sons 10 Bedford St (street) WC. 2.
[underlined] Diagnosis [/underlined] of [underlined] Man [/underlined] – [underlined] Kenneth Walker [/underlined]
Shore Biographies 5/- each published by Peter Davies, 30 Henrietta St WC. 2.
? [underlined] all [/underlined] 80 of Thinkers Library
Watts & Co 5 Johnsons Court EC 4 1/3 each
Great Captains Unveiled – Liddel Hart
Reputations – “ “
Mythology eg. :- Myths of Greece & Rome – H A. Guerber
Hero – Myths & Legends of the British Race – EBBUTT
etc.
pub (published) by GEO. C. HARRAP & Co LONDON
* Poetry & Drama. Sophocles – Dramas [symbol]
Aeschylus – Lyrical Dramas [Symbol]
[deleted] indecipherable word [/deleted]
Simonides
Pindar
Short Biographies Thomas Wilson & Jones 3 Henrietta St W.C.2.
Fowlers’ “English Usage”
Anthology of World Prose – Ed. (Edited) Carl Van Doran
Anthology of “ Poetry – Mark Van Doran
(Garden City Press)
[page break]
[underlined] Books to be read [/underlined] (studies)
[underlined] 1 Military [/underlined]
Napoleons Camps. 1796 & 1815
American Civil War. Camp of 1862 Mch to end of 7 Days
Chancellorsville 1863
Western Front 1914
Palestine 1917/18.
MAHAN = Influence of Sea Power on French Rev. (Revolution) & Empire particularly - Naval aspect of camp of 1796
Familiar Quotations
James Stephens’ Irish Legends
[underlined] 2 Philosophy [/underlined]
Hegel
Locke
Rousseau
Spinoza
Marek ?
[underlined] 3 [/underlined] ?
Bishop Butler’s Analogy
[underlined] 4 History [/underlined]
Lectures on Foreign Hist 1494/1789 – THOMPSON
Political & Cultural History of Mod. (Modern) Europe –
Hist of Brit. Civilisation – WINGFIELD STRATFORD
Eng under Q. (Queen) Anne – TREVELLYAN [sic]
Voltaire – ALF. (Alfred) NOYES
Marlboro’ (Marlborough) – CHURCHILL
[page break]
[underlined] Visit [/underlined]
[underlined Kerry [/underlined]
London – Dublin – Cork – Limerick
2000 hrs (hours) [symbol] 1200 hrs
Kinsale = Glengariff hotel as HQ (Headquarters)
See Dingle and Blasket, Tralee, Kilarney [sic]
Cork, Kilarney [sic] or Limerick [symbol] Euston
[underlined] Sailing [/underline] Loch Derg, Loch Ree, Shannon
4/5 ton [underlined] Cutter [/underlined] Sloop
Gordon Webb (friend of Col (colonel) Tony Dene)
Curraghbawn
Nenagh
Co. (County) Tipp. (Tipperary) Eire
or Capt. (Captain) David Tidmarsh
c/o Goodbody’s
Limerick
[underlined] London with Sheila. [/underlined]
Tate & National Galleries
British Museum
Science Museum.
Victoria & Albert Galleries
[page break]
France for holiday. Stan Carter. c/o Clay. (Clayton) Brad. (Bradford)
[page break]
[underlined] Sailing Notes [/underlined]
Required for two persons:-
[underlined] Cabin Equipt. (Equipment) [/underlined]
bunks & mattresses
blankets & pillows
table
floor rug
gimballed lamp
aneroid & clock
ash trays
glass rack
books
mirror
gimball [sic] or [indecipherable word] for compass
[underlined] Pantry [/underlined]
2 lge (large) knives & forks
2 sml (small) “ “
2 tablespoons & dessertspoons
2 teaspoons
1 breadknife withsawedge (sic)
Corkscrew
Can opener
2 dishes
3 lge plates
3 sml “
2 soup. “
2 cups & saucer
2 mugs
pot for butter
2 egg cups
pepper & mustard pots
milk jug
teapot
fish slice
3 tablecloths
4 teacloths
2 washingup mops
Knife sharpener
[underlined] Galley [/underlined]
1 primus in gimbal
spirit can
Beatrice oil stove
primus prickers and spare burner
[underlined] Cooking pots [/underlined]
Staines Patent Roaster?
Kettle & saucepan
Asbestos mat
Fry pan
Saucepan brush
Wooden spoon
[underlined] Stores [/underlined]
Salt in tin
Marmalade
Jam
Eggs in box
Bread
Butter
Cheese
Lard
Biscuits
Bully
Sardines
Dried Milk
Coffee
Tea
Cocoa
Anchovy Paste
Spuds (Potatoes)
Onions
Carrots
Veg (vegetables)
Pepper
Mustard
Potted meat
Bacon
Fresh meat
[page break]
[underlined] Personal items [/underlined]
Shaving kit
Brush & comb
Tooth equipt
Trusoap etc
Sponge
Nail brush
Sailing clothes
Towels
Sneakers
Bathing suit
Sweater
Shirts
Collars & studs
Hanks (handkerchiefs)
Scarf
Clothes brush
Oilskins
Seaboots [sic]
Cap & hat
Socks
Scissors
[underlined] Cleaning equipt [/underlined]
Washing bowl
Pan & brush
Cotton waste
Dusters [inserted] & [/inserted] rags
Vim
Soda
Leather
[underlined] Navigation equipt [/underlined]
Compass
Parallel rule
Dividers
Pencils & rubbers
Lead & line
Binoculars
Charts
Pilotage books
Foghorn
Tide tables
Air Almanac
AN.T. s
Naut (Nautical) Almanac
Sextant
Watch
Radio
[underlined] Deck gear [/underlined]
20 fthms (fathoms), Bars Warp
Kedge anchor
Mop
Boathook
Sanitary bucket
Bucket
2 Fenders
Boom Crutch
Mainsle [sic] cover
2 galv (galvanised) iron water cans
1 x 2 gal (gallon) paraffin can
Sweeps & rowlocks
Spinnaker boom
Scrubbing brush
Riding light
Lanterns (red & green)
Torch
Lifebuoy
2 lifejackets
[underlined] Bosun’s stores [/underlined]
Wooden fid (splicing)
Marlinspike
Sewing palm & needles
Seaming twine
Marline [sic]
Hambro line
Spare rope
Shackles
Thimbles
2 spare blocks
Canvas for patching sails
Vaseline.
[underlined] Tools [/underlined]
Hammer
2 Screw drivers
2 Gimlets
Small saw
Hack saw
Brass screws
Copper nails
Pliers
Copper wire
[underlined] Spare Sails [/underlined]
Small jib
Balloon foresail
Spinnaker
[underlined] Sundries [/underlined]
Bungee
Ensign
Writing materials
Bread tin.

[underlined] Charts. [/underlined]
“Y” charts 15” x 22” published by Imray, Lawrie [sic], Norie & Wilson Ltd 123 Minories E.C.3
[underlined] Pilotage & Sailing instructions [/underlined] books
from same firm as charts
“The Pilots Guide to the English Channel”
etc
[page break
[blank page]
[page break]
[underlined] Passages [/underlined]
[underlined] Gibbon [/underlined]

The nerves of the mind curiosity and scepticism, are benumbed by the habits of obedience & belief.

In a light of precaution, all conquest must be ineffectual, unless it could be universal, since the increasing circle must be involved in a larger sphere of hostility.
According to the measure of its’ [sic] strength a states hostilities receive the names of conquest or robbery.
If we contrast the rapid progress of this mischievous discovery (GUNPOWDER) with the slow & laborious advances of reason, science, and the arts of peace, a philosopher, according to his temper, will laugh or weep at the folly of mankind.
The wind & the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator.
[underlined] Lin Yutang [/underlined] (on avoiding fame)
There is the wisdom of the foolish.
The gracefulness of the slow
The subtlety of stupidity
The advantage of lying low.
[page break]
[underlined] To Kay, as love appeared [/underlined]
In all Her bountiful and queenly grace arrayed
Venus from high Olympus Earthwards strayed,
And gave Her blessing. Thus enchanter she
Did bid me kneel and pledge my faith to thee.

Uncalled unthought of, unexpected came
That sweet sensation; with a name
So often lipped unmeaningly, yet far above
All other words, - sweet love.

Undream’d of, unsuspected happiness
Encompassed me, as I perceived that this
Ungiven heart could err no more,
Now given to my Kathleen’s tender care.
C.R.H.
Sagan, August 1943
[page break]
[underlined] To Kay [/underlined]
Calm moments give to golden thoughts,
From thoughts to reverie
On untold things in days to come,
With thou & me in harmony

Such thoughts make life seem beautiful,
And seeming, therefore is.
What need of other wishes,
What more achieve than they?

Sweet Kay, what need to pen these words
When all to this succumbs, -
Dear when I shall have won thee
Life itself a poem becomes.
CRH
Sagan. February 1944
[page break]
[blank page]
[page break]
[underlined] PICTURES to get. [/underlined]
[underlined] Bedroom [/underlined]
“Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time” - ? Rapheal [sic]
“Sleeping Diana” – Paul Padua (Ausechnitt)
“Sinking Sands [sic] – J Russel Flint
[underlined] Picture Library [/underlined] ? Particulars from [underlined] Tate [/underlined] etc
[page break]
[blank page]
[page break]
[two pages torn out]
[underlined] Addresses [/underlined]
Pat Leeson.
‘Brendan’ [sic]
King Edwards Rd (Road)
Malvern. Worcs. (Worcestershire)

Taffy Williams RAF Club

Dickey Milne
Densend
Cassel Ave (Avenue)
Branksome Park. B’mouth (Bournemouth)

Carter
c/o Clay (J) Bradford.

[deleted] Anthony Eyre
Salmons Cross
Reigate
Surrey [/deleted]
(dead)
[missing word] Eric Jones
720 Walmersley Rd
Bury. Lancs (Lancashire)

Cdr. (Commander) [inserted] H. [/inserted] Schaper
Dutch Naval HQ
4 North Row
London
(The Hague Holland)

[missing word] G.F. Jacquier
61 Luai Clemenceau
Caluire
Rhône

[page break]
Robert Speir
Kirklington Hall
Bedale / Yorks (Yorkshire)

Derek Pinchbeck
74 Gurney Court Rd
St Albans Herts. (Hertfordshire)It

[underlined] ‘It happened to me’ [/underlined]
Literary agents – Messrs Curtis Brown Ltd
6 Henrietta st London
(or) West 17th St N. York (New York)
Editors S/LDR (Squadron Leader) R N Wardell
F/lt (Flight Lieutenant) Douglas Baber
c/o Martins Bank
Guildford
Cheques
£2.2.0 – self 2 copies
£2.6.0 – Schaper 2 copies

A.B. Slater
c/o 48 Epping Ave
Eastwood
Sydney. NSW (New South Wales)
Kodak House
Boomerang Club
Australia House
[symbol] most prompt

“Sagan March” story
Sq. Ldr (Squadron Leader) John Player
of Becker & Warburg [indecipherable word]
22 Essex St
The Strand
Cheques
£1 – 1 – 0 self 1 copy
£1 – 1 – 0 Schaper 1 copy
W/CDR Begg.
Aw Attaché

50 Upper Mount St
Dublin

Mrs. R. Croker (NANCY)
Barrow House
Monasterevan [sic]
Co. (County) Kildare
Eiré [sic]

L. R. Nelson
c/o British Air Transport (indecipherable word)
Kenley Aerodrome
Surrey
Uplands 1191 ext (extension) 74

Hollyhead
RTO.
Cpl. (corporal) Ricketts

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Citation

Peter Hattersley, “Peter Hattersley's prisoner of war notebook,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 12, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7014.

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