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A telegram asking if he received package previously sent. Handwritten annotation states all received and letter being sent.

The telegram sends thanks for messages, Mary for letters, strips and badge.

Alan talks about issues with the family building firm.

12 postcards written by Alan Green whilst a prisoner of war. He thanks his parents for their mail, news of Basil, requests cigarettes, photographs, socks and a toothbrush, receipt of parcels and a list of clothing.

Alan asks if all is well.

Alan writes that his father's cable has been received.

Alan says he is fine and was not involved in a crash examination.


Alan advises he passed his observer's course and was now studying for an astro-navigation course.

He asks if his father received his cable last week. Handwritten is an address in Goderich and 'Hearty congratulations. Letter posted. Cables rec'd'.

Alan hopes he survived the raid and sends Easter greetings.

He says that his cables have been received, take no risks and 12 more days at this station.

Alan writes that a letter has been received.

Alan writes that he has returned to England.


Alan writes that he has received the cigarettes that had been sent. He wishes his family well.

Alan writes with his new address.

A book in which Alan kept names and addresses, poems, lists of text books, list of things to do, hotels, restaurants and bars in UK to visit.

The letter advises Alan to get some 'combinations' -underwear. He mentions night fighters will protect Coventry.


She has not received any recent letter from Alan. She asks if he received a parcel from her and another from Gwen. She describes in detail the bombing close by. Then she tells Alan of family friends she has met.


Reminisces about pre-war and early war days as a schoolboy in Lewisham. Recalls events at the beginning of the war. Includes photographs of aircraft and naval ships. Continues with history of events through the war's early years including…

Introduction and reasons for writing. Writes he was 12 when the war started. Mentions his introduction to popular music was the Skyrockets a resident RAF dance band. Includes a copy of a letter to Dr June Balshaw explaining why he wrote the article.

Starts with early life and interest in aviation, including photographs of pre WW2 aircraft seen at Croydon airport. Recollects going to last open day at RAF Biggin Hill. Continues account of events of lead up to and start of the war. Writes a little…

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Albanetto Bovani claims he helped from 1 May 1944 to 8 September 1944, three allied prisoners of war in the village of Torbecchia, near Pistoia. He gave them food, clothes, cigarettes, and 1000 lire. On the evening of 8 September he was put in front…

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Albina Barni claims she helped John F Kerrigan, David Douglas, Alex Rodgers, and Erbert Nirton providing food and blankets. On 10 March 1944, John F Kerrigan was shot in an arm while he was with the Resistance and Albina tended him.

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Albirena Poli claims she helped some allied serivcemen providing food and clothes. Among them John Cunningham (847028) who lived in her house for two days.

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Alderigo Ghelli claims he helped eight English servicemen who arrived on 9 September 1943 at Sabatino Vezzosi’ house: David Pugh, Reginald Painter, T Wallace Hume, William Black, Victor Simmons, Frank Jaques, and Frederick Pears. Alderigo endorses …
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