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Memoir detailing a teenage girl's experiences of the war. The document details experiences of evacuation, the blackouts, sounds of the war during air raids and what they saw on the streets of Liverpool.

Four letters to Ken.
#1 is a letter commanded by the Queen thanking him for his service.
#2 is a letter appointing him to General Duties.
#3 is a letter that can be used as a reference. It mentions his role in the filming of The Dam Busters.

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List of crew members, next of kin and addresses; captain [pilot] Sergeant K H McLean, flight engineer Sergeant S N Leigh, navigator Sergeant D H McLeod, air bomber Sergeant RWL Muir, wireless operator Sergeant R C Barrett, mid upper gunner Sergeant L…

Two poems about loss, love and hopefulness.

The writer expresses regret that her husband is missing in action.

617 Squadron flying programme, 11 December 1944. It lists personnel and their assigned aircraft.

A newspaper cutting with the news of George's presumed death.

The letter advises that Mr and Mrs C Huttjes have adopted David's grave in Venlo, Holland. The family has ordered flowers to be laid regularly.

Service release book for Bernard Ross (WO, 1610215). Contains details and instructions for release from RAF service. Ross was an air gunner in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Account of Bob Burns (semi-professional musician) formation of orchestra in prisoner of war camp after arrival of Red Cross parcel with saxophone and clarinet. Continues with account of long walk from Silesia to Berlin in January/February 1945 in…

A one page letter signed by Flight Lieutenant W R Francis, on behalf of the Wing Commander of 50 Squadron, to congratulate Mrs Coling on the news that her son, Sergeant Eric Coling, is safe and a prisoner of war.

Written at the age of 13 as author had to give this lecture to class at school. Essay on life and work of Frederick Delius.

Gives description of duties and work of R/T operators in flying control at RAF Waltham (Grimsby). Mentions taking notes of all transmissions, giving directional help to pilots and having to divert aircraft due to bad weather.

On headed notepaper of the national union of operative heating and domestic engineers and general metal workers offering sympathy on the death of Mr Myers.

From the general secretary of the national union of operative heating, domestic and ventilating engineers and general metal workers sympathising over the death of her father.

Writes about breaking up with girlfriend. Goes on about book he is writing based on Wuthering Heights and asks her to supply information on everything about the real Wuthering Heights to help him. Mentions recent letter he sent and that he will send…

Mentions death of President Roosevelt and his feelings about it. Writes about subsequent activities on base. Continues letter after break. Mentions getting all the newspapers and comments on president's death. Comments on show he went to see and…

Writes that he had spent time in Louisiana and that it was a long time since he had written in longhand. Comments on weather and says he buys every Vera Lynn record. Writes about shows he has seen. Continues with long rambling passage on thoughts and…

Starts by describing his desire to be with her. Continues with long rambling description of his feelings, thoughts and activities. Mentions meeting a buddy and talking over times in England. Concludes saying how miserable he had been not hearing from…

Writes about her recent letters. Mentions poor state of things in England and reminisces over his time there. Writes about the last time he saw her and his journey back to the United States. Continues to express his feelings for her and speculates on…

Writes of parcel he is sending her for Christmas in which he could not enclose a makeup set due to high customs duty required. Mentions mail embargo in the United States and its consequences. Then relates what is in the package and how he decided on…

Writes that he planned to go to England later that year. States that he had to see her to give him peace of mind.

Aplogises for letter and says he was not well. Writes of film he had seen and describes plot. Follows rambling section on his feelings, thoughts and memories. Mentions activities and expresses his feeling for her. After break in letter describes his…

Comments on current weather and reminisces over time in England. Writes about his literary work which is based on her. Outlines plot and writes about music. Continues with more reminisces. Mentions speaking to army recruiting officer and speculates…
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