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  • Type is exactly "Text. Poetry"

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Five verse poem describing feelings the next morning after a harrowing night operation. Describes emotions and surprise that the crew survived.

MWarburtonW1067053-160217-01.pdf
Scrapbook prepared by Bernard Clark for his son containing contributions from the crew of William Warburton's Lancaster. First page has sketch of Lancaster with crew positions noted. Other page includes signatures and other material from: Alan…

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Five verse poem about those left behind of lost men.

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A poem sent to Betty Turner's friend Billy to celebrate their 80th. Betty describes the wartime hardships she endured, hint at the bereavement after the loss of the men she loved, stresses the sense of duty toward her country, friendship and…

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A poem written in December 1942 after her first love was shot down over France. After his death Betty resolved to join the Royal Air Force and became a wireless operator. According to a note, she later found out that some of what she wrote down went…

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Poem by Bill Cooke prior to a visit to East Kirkby - contrasting the stress of operational flying on Lancasters to the forthcoming aircraft taxi ride.

MElliottJD19200425-210211-01.pdf
Experiences of the prisoners of war in the Belaria camp of Stalag Luft 3 by Squadron Leader Bryce Cousens. It contains stories, poems and illustrations.

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Describes the role played by the air gunner and his attitude toward danger. In the afterlife, the air gunner goes straight through the Heavens's gate as his wartime suffering is considered equivalent to expiation.

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A blessing for aircrew and ground personnel

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Poem describing the hardship of wartime service, stressing the emotional strain of operations and the longing for rest.

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A woman explains to his son the symbolism of the poppies. In the final line she weeps because 'the world is forgetting again'.

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Poem written in the Far East by Flying Officer D F Page, a 17 Squadron pilot.

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A poem about the loss of Halifax, WL-U.
A second sheet states 'Written by Dale Plante niece to Allan Kurtzhals'.

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A poem about prisoner of war beds complete with two drawings illustrating camp life.

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A poem about Manna food drops with a photo of Lancasters dropping food.

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Poem about comrades who have been killed.

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Four verse poem concerning Joan

MWarrenGC1580687-190813-02.pdf
A collection of poetry and prose written by George.

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Frank Fertich’s Flying Log book as air gunner covering the period from 24 January 1944 to 17 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at RCAF Mont Joli (9 B&GS), RAF Wellesbourne Mountford (22…

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Poem about prisoners of war.

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Reminisces the moment when his frightened heart was awakened by love, comparing that to the first breath of Heaven.

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Three verse poem about song lying asleep in him but love would fire it.

BYeomanHTYeomanHTv1-01.pdf
Starts with a poem and then a series of stories which together form the memoirs of Harold Yeoman, an officer who served in Bomber Command during the war, initially as a pilot on Wellingtons and then as an Intelligence Officer. He relates his…

EGortonHGortonLCM430713.pdf
Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife including two poems. He writes about job offers his wife may take and writes about activities at RAF Cark.
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