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Francesco and Maria Gigliola Rapozzi remember wartime life in Monfalcone. They recollect the day the shipyard was engulfed in flames after a severe bombing raid and mentions the high number of casualties among civilians. They remember various…

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Marina Zucco recalls wartime memories in Monfalcone: how her father rented a flat conveniently located above a shelter, in which they remained for hours eating food they had brought from home; the day the ‘all clear’ sounded immediately before a…

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Angelo Bencina recalls wartime memories in Monfalcone: a cave being modified as a shelter; the descent of bright red and white target indicators at night; a bomb which nearly missed him and didn’t explode; Window radio counter-measures being…

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Paolo Vivoda remembers a bombing attack which started moments before the show of the stage magician Delfo, his mother barely made to the shelter and was injured, others died. Paolo lost contact with his parents, only for them to reappear two days…

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Letters from The Amalgamated Press Ltd, London, regarding winning the ‘Adventures’ Competition'. David’s name to appear in the 20th January issue of Crackers, he won a postal order for 2/6d

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Santina Colombo describes her early life in a family of farmers, her father a fervent socialist. She mentions the start of the war announced on the radio and gives a detailed account of civilian life in wartime Milan: scarce food, growing vegetables…

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Mario Miniussi recalls the 18 March 1944 Monfalcone night bombing. He was sleeping when the siren sounded; then he saw the bombs falling on the shipyard among explosions and fires. Remembers how he was normally at school during alarms, so he and his…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about working on a farm in Ipswich with Ronnie, but sacking themselves over a labour dispute/strike; now they have moved to another farm near Colchester instead. They visited Felixstowe on a number of occasions.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling, his mother visiting and a birthday party.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Discusses his daily activities and refers to his brother Stephen and a visit from his mother.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Mentions his sooner return home.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling, his brother Stephen and his mother.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling, particularly coming first in the music exam and winning a prize.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling, referring to his brother Stephen.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. He is on summer holidays and visiting Mrs Gregory daily. Enjoying sports and receiving various exam results.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Discusses school sports, especially the Newton Cup and the house sports league.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling and his recent cricket matches.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Discusses exams and cricket, as well as noting the monsoon season is soon to begin. His scout master has asked for parents to send…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling, particularly results in exams, competing in the high jump and hopefully able to join the running teams.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Recounts about recuperating from an illness and general sport activities.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Discusses school activities and mentions meeting his mother tomorrow.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling: a chickenpox out break, cricket and meeting his mother.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling, He refers to visiting his mother, his brother Stephen in the scouts, and playing cricket.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling, He refers to his mother and to cricket.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Requests for some pamphlets and talks about the rainy season and beginning to play football.

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