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Two young men wearing jacket and tie standing in front of a tree. The man on the left holds a book. Reported as two of Cheshire's friends at Oxford. On left is Thomas Peter Kingsland Higgs, known as Peter, who served with 111 squadron Fighter Command…

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Head and shoulders portrait of an Army officer wearing checker band glengarry. On the reverse 'Jack Randal, GC's contemporary at school, also a VC'.

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A memoir about Frederik Kroese's wartime activities. There is a brief biography followed by a portrait of Frederik.

Included are photographs of a number of items: his fake ID card, a permit allowing him to use a bicycle, an official numbered…

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Order establishing a military operations area. Includes the template of an official notice.

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Report from Colonnello Mario Fontana to Major Gordon Lett with a military assessment of the Liguria region detailing the positions of enemy units. Requests aerial bombings to support partisan forces in action.

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Report from Colonel Mario Fontana to Major Gordon Lett stressing the need of a closer cooperation among different forces operating in the area. Discusses allocation of air drops.

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Note to Major Gordon Lett regarding French, Yugoslav, Czechoslovak, Austrian, and French personnel who have deserted the German army and have joined the Resistance in Liguria.

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Report from Colonnello Mario Fontana to Major Gordon Lett regarding equipment needed for the partisan units, to be delivered by air drops. The list includes silencers for actions in urban areas, explosives, ammunition and items of clothing.

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Colonnello Mario Fontana requests Captain Leng to send via air drops material for guerrilla warfare: explosive pencils ('matite esplosive'), booby traps, explosives, demolition charges for railway sabotage, plus Saint Étienne machine gun cartridges.…

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Colonnello Mario Fontana reports to Major Gordon Lett about air drops and various pieces of equipment handed out by British servicemen to Italian partisans. Complains about the situation, stressing that is now impossible to tell apart what has been…

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Hard copy of a radio message prepared by Major Gordon Lett for the Fifth Army Headquarters: "Captain Lloyd Roberts, a medical officer, left today to cross enemy lines with important intelligence".

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In a mountain landscape, a modest rural building stands on a ground partially encircled by a fence. Some trees are visible, a second building is in the background. Captioned 'Sede del Comando di Divisione Vruga - Bosco di Rossano il 4-11-1944’.

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Circular letter announcing that Major Gordon Lett has been posted elsewhere. Thanks him for his service, recaps his achievements and wishes him well.

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Details the expenditure incurred on the construction of the Casoni improvised air field. Out of the 60,000 Lire budget provided by Major John Henderson, 53,780 Lire was spent.

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States that the Casoni improvised landing strip was completed yesterday (9 April 1945).

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Major John Henderson has authorised the construction works to be suspended over Easter. On the following day only volunteers will be at work.

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Comandante Luciano Scotti writes to Tenente Scaramuccia regarding the delivery of the Casoni improvised landing strip. The pace of delivery must be increased at any cost, with labourers working from 8am to 1pm on festival days.

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Letter from Comandante Luciano Scotti to Comandante Bucchioni regarding the delivery of the Casoni improvised landing strip. Stresses that complaints regarding scarcity of supplies are wholly unjustified and the Allied Mission pays 100 Lire a day to…

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Stresses that the Allied Mission pays 100 Lire a day to each labourer working at the Casoni improvised landing strip.

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Comandante Luciano Scotti states that works are underway at the Casoni improvised landing strip despite the lack of suitable tools. Claims that the Allied Mission haven't sent supplies.

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Reports on delays to the construction of the Casoni improvised landing strip: the specialist showed up only on the first day, never to be seen again and work is hampered by mud. Asks permission to suspend the works next Sunday and Monday, being…

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Comandante Dany complains about the lack of suitable tools (eg only seven wheelbarrows are available) and the scarcity of food. A barrel of olive oil has been requisitioned as a temporary measure.

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Following an inspection, Comandante Luciano Scotti notes that works are falling behind the schedule and orders that the pace of delivery must increase. Provisions to be supplied by the Allied Mission.

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Scaramuccia reports on issues slowing down the delivery pace of the Casoni improvised landing strip: headcount of labourers fluctuates on a day-by-day basis; men show up at irregular hours for work; supplies are not delivered regularly; food has to…

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Comandante Luciano Scotti acknowledges that the works are falling behind the schedule and orders countermeasures: civilian labourers are to be recruited individually, tools to be borrowed from whoever may have them, progress to be tracked and…

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