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Peter was born in Erdington, Birmingham. He joined the RAF and was trained at the Empire Air Training School in Canada. He re-mustered as a navigator and was with 49 Squadron for a short time. Peter then joined 106 Squadron and did a tour of 34…

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Keith was five at the start of the war and lived in a farm adjoining the airfield at RAF Skellingthorpe. He describes the airfield and how the trees were cut down in the farm belt. The airfield was closed soon after the war, bought by the City…

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The letter thanks Roland for his card and news, seeking more information about his life and news of John. They are all in good health and good wishes are sent from several people. He is updated on family members, acquaintances and work. Roland is…

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The letter seeks news from Ron and his friend, who hid at their house and recalls several people. It expresses affection to them both while hoping to hear from him.

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Article regards German claims of any victory over Moscow and the Russian army to be false. It points to a number of German spokespersons from Hitler himself to German press or radio making false reports of victory. Six examples of false claims are…

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Describes how German army’s progression around Moscow is not as rapid or complete as indicated by propaganda from Berlin. They are meeting tenacious defence from Russia, preventing the German infantry from joining the Panzer Divisions. Suggests…

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On 7th June Sir Robert Peirse, Commander in Chief of Bomber Command, reported on the British success against German vessels since 12th March. For land-based operations, they are mass producing larger aircraft with larger bombing capacity to have…

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300 more American warships are now protecting shipping routes following President Roosevelt’s order on 12 September. Numbers of vessels in American navy at the outbreak of war are listed and the number will steadily increase.

William Sebold, a…

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Leaflet describes how the United States is fulfilling President Roosevelt’s promise of 16th March 1941 to provide Britain with ships, aircraft, tanks and weapons and how much it is producing. Many of the war materials are at no cost and on…

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Describes the effects of sowing hatred. Hitler had talked about war for 20 years, prepared for 7 years and started it on 1st September 1939. The people whose land he has occupied and attacked are said to hate him. An ever increasing hatred is…

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The leaflet contrasts Hitler’s repeated declaration on 16th March 1941 that Germany would achieve the final victory with that of Roosevelt on 16th [15th] March 1941, announcing America’s total commitment until total victory.

A quotation is…

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A large group of airmen wearing tunics with side caps squatting and standing in two rows in front of an Anson. One officer in centre standing has a lighter uniform and peaked cap. Annotated with signatures and home towns of many of the participants.…

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Victoires de la RAF en 1943
Air Marshal Sir Richard Peck describes large composition and successes of RAF during 1943 whilst underlining the threat still posed by Germany.

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Maintains Anglo-American aircraft production is four times…

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Asserts German party leaders want to make the German people afraid of peace as it would mean the end of the party and any new beginnings for the German people.

A quotation from Roosevelt indicates that although they will punish the leaders from…

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Exhorts German mothers and wives to write to their menfolk to bring peace and stop bloodshed, something it claims Hitler wishes to avoid. Reference made to the coup carried out by the German generals on 20 July. Contrasting photographs of loss of…

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Account written by Unteroffizier Richter, wireless operator, of his night-time flight near Langeoog with pilot Oberleutnant Schoenert. On their second approach, they spotted an enemy Handley Page Halifax bomber. First attack at height of 3900 metres…

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Photograph of healthy German prisoners of war consuming a meal is used to counter assertion that they have been murdered and mistreated by the Allies. The claim is made in a ‘secret’ document, dated 19 April 1943, from army headquarters to the…

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Badoglio proclamation made to the Italian people, announcing government had successfully requested an armistice from General Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander. Italian forces to stop all hostilities against Anglo-American forces but can resist…

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51 trainee airmen arranged in five rows. At the bottom is handwritten 'London 1941'.

Each man has signed his name on the reverse.

Printed on the reverse is 'London 1941 Maurice Back row 8th from Left'.

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A cartoon of men and women dancing, annotated ' "Van Pan" indulges in a spot of elevation assisted by Don & ably supported by the Corps de Ballet'.
There are six signatures on the page.

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A cartoon of seven airmen with shovels over their shoulders being led by an eighth with a large moustache. They are singing 'Hi-ho hi-ho Its off to work we go'. Four of the men have signed their names.

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A large group of airmen wearing tunics and side caps sitting and standing in four rows with trees in the background. One, officer wearing peaked cap is seated centre of second row. Captioned '7th flight, B squadron, A.C.R.C London, April 1942'. On…

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Disparages Field Marshal Milch’s statement from 19th May 1941 by referring to the superior strength of the RAF, the plane-building capacity of the United States and Canada, and war production of United Nations. Göring and Hitler still in power…

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Nine airmen wearing tunics sitting and standing in three rows. In the background brick built houses and a fence. On the reverse, signatures and note '13 Oct 1940, Blackpool'.

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Signatures of fellow course mates with Eric on his flight engineers course.
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