Correspondence concerning Laurence Larmer's regrets over the cities he bombed during the Second World War

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Title

Correspondence concerning Laurence Larmer's regrets over the cities he bombed during the Second World War
A decorated Australian World War II heavy bomber pilot has cleared his conscience after the war's end, by penning an apology to the German towns he bombed

Description

1 - news cutting concerning a 92 year old Second World War veteran penning an apology for bombing German cities. 2 - letter from Laurence Larmer while offering no apology, regretting that the operation he flew on 11 April 1945 resulted in the loss of innocent civilians. 3 - six letters between Laurence Larmer's daughter and the Germany Embassy in Canberra, Australia concerning establishing which cities were involved and passing on Mr Larmer's letters. 4 - letter from the mayor of Wangerooge thanking Mr Larmer's for his letter and describing that it was read to current school children as part of commemoration of the bombing. 5 - letter of thanks from mayor of Boizenburg. 6 - letter of thanks from lord mayor of Hagen. 7 - letter of thanks from the Oberbürgermeister of Dortmund. 8 - letter of thanks from the Oberbürgermeisterof of Homberg. 9 - letter from Mr Larmer to the German ambassador mentioning the replies from German cities and thanking him for help.

This item has been redacted in order to protect the privacy of the lender and third parties.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2015-03
2015-04
2015-05
2015-06
2015-08

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Format

One newspaper cutting and 13 letters

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MLarmerLO430037-151112-01

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Citation

Laurence Larmer et al., “Correspondence concerning Laurence Larmer's regrets over the cities he bombed during the Second World War,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9535.

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