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Left page: top, congratulations to Mr and Mrs Keeling on their wedding.
Bottom, Stanley sending love and best wishes.
Right page: propaganda leaflets dropped in Italy and Germany, annotated 'war time propaganda leaflets released by the R.A.F.'.

The two men are dressed in khaki and shorts and are standing in a piazza. The image is captioned 'Ricordo di Venezia'.


After leaving school, Carla Fantini started working as telegraph operator, which she found a gratifying and thoroughly enjoyable occupation. She describes the bombing war in Milan, stressing widespread destruction and ravaging fires. Reminisces…

A framed medal, dated 1942. Red and white stripe on a blue ribbon.

A cartoon of a prisoner waiting for food and a parcel. He is dreaming of roast chicken.

A card with a seasonal message and an image of Raphael, The Adoration of the Magi.

The postcard to Les' mother advises he is fit and well but has not received any letters. It was sent via Vatican Radio and the Catholic Times.
On the card they use 'Tickford' as his surname.

He hopes Les is well. He reports the family is well.

Three letters received this week. They have been playing cricket.

He has only had one letter that week. He watched a musical comedy last night. He has been playing cricket. Weather has been good.

He has had no mail this week. His friend, Bill has had mail and cigarettes. His health and spirits are good. He is planning a reunion of prisoners of war at home.

Seven letters received this week. They have a new play to watch. Lots of sport activity.

He has had no mail except for parcels. He has been playing pass ball and cricket. He has been sunbathing a lot.

Only one letter received this week. He is playing a lot of sport. Despite straining a leg muscle he is in good health.

He has received two letters this week. He will write to Mrs Pepper next week. He has attended a musical comedy.

He has received one letter from his mother. He has been watching football.

He has had no letters in the last week but he received a clothing parcel and tobacco. There is a concert that night plus cricket and ball games. Weather is hot.

He has written to Mrs Pepper. He celebrated his 23rd birthday by eating a whole Red Cross parcel with Bill. He has been playing cricket.

He received a record number of letters last week - four. Parcels have arrived. He is in good health.

He has received 200 cigarettes and a half pound of tobacco, also four letters. They still have the gramophone and a play for entertainment and football. Weather is good.

He has had no letters but a parcel with 200 cigarettes and tobacco have arrived. Weather is very good. They have a gramophone and he intends to buy one when he returns.

He reminds his mother about the £1 debt to be repaid. Weather has been glorious. They have had a boxing tournament. He is in good health and spirits.

He has received only one letter. He has borrowed money to buy extra food and asks his mother to send money to his benefactor's father. Weather has been miserable but it has improved in the last day. Two or three men have escaped.
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