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Heino Dirks recounts his younger life in Jever, his experience as a decorator's apprentice in Wilhelmshaven and his service as a firefighter at Jever Airbase. He recollects the crash of a 37 Squadron Wellington R3263 when on duty and his efforts to…

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Wilhelm Simonsohn remembers his wartime service as a Luftwaffe night fighter pilot. He tells of his adoption by a Jewish family, and the discovery of his father’s background after being lampooned as ‘Jewish scum’ at school. He emphasises family…

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Propaganda leaflet featuring an aerial vertical photograph of Hamburg after a Royal Air Force operation. Buildings are either completely destroyed or gutted, light falling through the gaping windows. Text describes fronts closing in, the Royal Air…

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Chart divided into 11 sections showing 55 aircraft diagrams of British and German bombers, troop carriers, fighters and flying boats as well as British trainers and fleet air arm. Each aircraft has top, side and front quarter views as well as a…

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Propaganda booklet about total war containing photographs quotes and text about bombing.

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Helmut Köhler (b. 1928) recalls his wartime experience as Luftwaffenhelfer. He provides a first-hand account of two attacks on Kassel, the first on the 22 October 1943 and the second in March 1944. He describes his time spent inside the air-raid…

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Richard Suchenwirth recalls his wartime memories as a Flakhelfer in Pasing, a district of Munich. He tells of his father who was the author of three books on the Luftwaffe, the founder of the Austrian Nazi Party, a political orator and initial…

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Hubert Draegert remembers his wartime experiences, first in Berlin and then as an evacuee at his uncle’s farm near Wroclaw. He mentions the bombing of the Berlin State Opera and the repeated efforts made to rebuild the gutted building. He remembers…

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Three page history of Elsham Wolds with sketches and text by S Finn. He covers its operations in the first and second world wars.

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Lancaster with a German Dornier 217 night fighter in the foreground. Another Lancaster caught in searchlights at the top right with other Lancasters and flames in the background. Captioned 'Augsburg 44', and signed by 'HOH'.

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Lancaster and a Ju 88 night fighter in flight over a meandering river with tracer fire between them. In the background on the left of the image are a set of searchlights and a large fire in the distance. Captioned 'Return from Stuttgart' and is…

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Photographs 1 to 4 are of German soldiers at burial ceremonies, captioned 'Prints from a film of a captured German soldier.'
Photograph 5 and 6 are of an Ar 232 with RAF Roundels. They are captioned 'Captured German Transporter A/C'.

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Photographs 1 and 2 are of a Junkers 352 with RAF roundels.
Photograph 3 is of a Me 110 radar equipped night fighter with RAF roundels.
Photograph 4 is of a Me 262 with radar aerials on its nose.
Photograph 5 is a Ju88 night fighter
Photographs 6…

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A He 111 and FW 190 in a scrapheap with two airmen posing beside the wrecks. On the reverse '8 Graveyard, Gatow, Berlin 25.10.45'.

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Piero Fiorot reminisces about his pre-war life in Sacile: schooling, fascist paramilitary training and indoctrination, curfews, rationing, and doing business in a tightly controlled, closed economic system. Contrasts the relatively tranquil life…

General Adolph Galland remembers his early life and subsequent career as a Luftwaffe pilot. Recounts various episodes: flying gliders as a young boy; changes in Luftwaffe fighting tactics during the Spanish civil war; the Luftwaffe refraining from…

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Prisoner of war document providing personal details, description and two photographs and fingerprint of Geoffrey North. On the reverse location as 'Kgf. Lager de Lw 3'

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Four documents. First a title page. Second a newspaper article summarising Hull's bombing experience in number of raids, people killed, houses destroyed or damaged, damage incidents, people rendered homeless and number of alerts. Notes that only 5938…

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Gavino Pala reminisces about his childhood in Sardinia, describing schooling and paramilitary training. Recollects the 17 May 1943 Alghero bombing, explaining how part of the population had left the city the day before and slept among olive trees,…

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Eddy Smythe reminisces about his father, John Henry Smythe, who was from Sierra Leone and served in Bomber Command during the Second World War. John flew as a navigator until his aircraft was shot down in November 1943. He became a prisoner of war in…

Staff Sergeant Otto St's account of the events at Moltkestraße 7.

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An air-to air view of group of paratroopers jumping from three Ju 52s flying in close formation at low altitude. The landscape is mainly rural, with a dense wood in the foreground. On the reverse: '15-1-44 Saluti e auguri Paolo'.

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ETroglioPTroglioJ440120.pdf
Gefreiter Paolo Troglio sends his regards to his family, writes he is well in Regensburg and ask for toiletries.

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Gefreiter Paolo Troglio complains about the delays in getting letters form from home and asks his family to send him the toiletries mentioned in a previous letter.

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Aviere Paolo Troglio joined the Regia Areonautica in 1941. He was posted in Italy, Greece, Albania, Russia where he became a prisoner of war. After his escape he was attached to a Luftwaffe logistic unit and later came back to Milan: he remained…
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