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A newspaper account of Dick Curnock's flight to Cairo to visit his ill brother.

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Letter written by Bill from India to his parents telling them that he was coming home - leaving for Bombay tomorrow and should be home by March.

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Two photographs and one reverse. One shows seven aircrew posed underneath their aircraft. Four are standing behind, with two on one knee in the front row, on a tarpaulin, and the pilot sat cross-legged in the middle. They are on a dispersal. Airfield…

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A newspaper article referring to the French Forces of the Interior who had liberated Bordeaux and Toulouse. It is annotated 'Express No 18 5/1/45 6 1/3 hours 200 a/c + PFF and 300 a/c +PFF = 500 a/c 2 attacks'.

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A newspaper article referring to the US Army and its 400 mile offensive. It is annotated 'Express No 8 6-11-44 4 ½ hours 1033 a/c + PFF Bang On'.

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Top left - poster for the "Merchant of Venice". Captioned 'E20 show poster'.
Top right - five actors in medieval costume, two as women, all on stage. Captioned ' "Merchant of Venice", Stalag Luft 3, Apr 43'.
Centre left - two actors in medieval…

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Top left - blurred image of two actors on stage dressed in medieval costume. Captioned 'E26 "Merchant of Venice", Stalag Luft 3, Apr'.
Top right - blurred image of three actors in medieval costumes on stage. Captioned ' "Merchant of Venice", Stalag…

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Top left - a line of seven actors on stage - three dressed as women. In the background a wall with music score. Captioned 'F25 "Thru' the music sheet", Stalag Luft 3, June 43'.
Top middle - poster for show "Thru' the music sheet". Captioned 'F11…

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Top left - blurred image of actors on stage. Captioned '[....] "Thru' the music sheet", Stalag Luft 3, June 43'.
Top middle - two actors in swimming trunks one balancing on knees of the other. Captioned 'F22 "Thru' the music sheet", Stalag Luft 3,…

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Top - panoramic view, musicians in two groups either side of stage with conductor in the centre. Captioned 'F19 "Thru' the music sheet", Stalag Luft 3, June 43'.
Second row - panoramic view, eleven actors in a variety of costumes in line on stage.…

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12 page leaflet to advise those personnel going to Canada on the Empire Air Training Scheme, it deals with pay, dress, the Atlantic crossing, the cold weather, and currency.

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Avro Type G. Rear quarter view of single engine biplane with enclosed cockpit standing on grass with buildings behind. It has the number '7' on the starboard fuselage behind the cabin. Captioned '"Avro" Biplane, Enclosed Type, British Record, 24 Oct…

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Headlines: New order cracks: Hitler defied. Sub-headlines: by a student of Europe, words then deeds, threats of defections, a temptation. Covers events in European enemy camp concerning Vichy and free France, Greece, Hungary,and Finland as well as…

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A song to be sung to the tune of 'Sing me to Sleep' by a 17th Lancer. There are two verses and a chorus.

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A painted wooden plaque with the nose art from Homer Lawson's Halifax. It features a ram's head snorting smoke and a swastika breaking apart. On the head is a maple leaf (the pilot was Canadian) and 'Go'tdam' Underneath is 'The Ol'Ram'. There is a 10…

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Item 1 is a colour crest of 10 Squadron, captioned '10 Squadron Insignia'.
Item 2 is an order of service to mark the unveiling of the Memorial Stones for Flying Officer John Grayshan and Sergeant Alber Berry.

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Article about 7th armoured division liberating 6,500 British and american prisoners after capturing Fallingbostel. Camps were Stalag 357 and 11B.

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On the front, a front quarter view of a single engine biplane with floats on beach at water's edge. Bottom right a group of men and at sea behind a small boat with a man in the stern. Captioned '100 h.p. "Avro" Waterplane, On Brighton shore, after…

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Headlined biggest air attack of war. 2,000 tons of bombs in 90 minutes. Herald of what Germany will receive. Article includes sections entitled outstanding success, small losses and 107th raid on Cologne.

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Article 1: with headlines: a bomber every six second, enemy defences saturated and success of new plan. Contains outline of operation. special message to crews from Air Marshall Harris, pilots reports, Group Commander sees for himself and German…

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How Germany reacts to air attacks. Official counter-measure. Article discusses effect of operation against Cologne. Section on anxious memories mentions that effect casualties on eastern front and air attacks revives first world war saying "Wir…

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Newspaper cutting of Lancaster captioned 'Through the clouds the fire bombs fall........ Showers of incendiaries released from the bomb bay of a Lancaster hurtle down through the cloud to the city of Duisburg below. A picture released last night of…

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A plaque detailing the honours and awards received by aircrew of 103 Squadron

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Black and white 104 (Bomber) squadron crest with winged halberd and motto 'Strike Hard'.

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Page containing small black and white 104 (Bomber) squadron crest with winged halberd and motto 'Strike Hard'.
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