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Entitled 'Coventry'. Describes German air force attack on the city on 14 November 1940 giving detail of civilian damage and casualties. Compares it with bombing of Genoa and Turin which it claims as military. Includes photographs of damage to…

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Margaret was almost twelve years old at the outbreak of World War Two and living in Romford, Essex. She remembers the announcement made by Neville Chamberlain on the radio on September 3rd 1939. Margaret recounts being issued with a gas mask and how…

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A biography of Alan Green with personal photographs and headlines. It covers his training in Canada and UK. First squadron was 218 at Marham flying Wellingtons as a navigator, then Stirlings. He flew 22 operations and was shot down by friendly fire.…

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The Wing Commander is delighted to hear that Alan is alive. He asks to borrow Alan's letter and congratulates him on his son's escape (from the aircraft).

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Basil writes he has been promoted to Major and wishes him belated happy birthday.

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Alan writes with his new address.

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Alan writes that he has received the cigarettes that had been sent. He wishes his family well.

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Alan writes that he has returned to England.

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Alan writes that a letter has been received.

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He says that his cables have been received, take no risks and 12 more days at this station.

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Alan hopes he survived the raid and sends Easter greetings.

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He asks if his father received his cable last week. Handwritten is an address in Goderich and 'Hearty congratulations. Letter posted. Cables rec'd'.

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Alan advises he passed his observer's course and was now studying for an astro-navigation course.

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Alan says he is fine and was not involved in a crash examination.

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Alan writes that his father's cable has been received.

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Alan asks if all is well.

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12 postcards written by Alan Green whilst a prisoner of war. He thanks his parents for their mail, news of Basil, requests cigarettes, photographs, socks and a toothbrush, receipt of parcels and a list of clothing.

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A large leafless tree at the side of the road. Coventry Preparatory School (The Swallows) behind.

Identification kindly provided by by Mandy Cox of the Unidentified photos of the British Isles Group.

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Ye Olde Saracens Head at Balsall Common, Coventry. An airman is standing outside holding a pint of beer.

Identification kindly provided by David Perrett of the Unidentified photos of the British Isles Group.

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Little Park Street, Coventry.

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The letter advises Alan to get some 'combinations' -underwear. He mentions night fighters will protect Coventry.

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Alan talks about issues with the family building firm.

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The telegram sends thanks for messages, Mary for letters, strips and badge.

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A telegram asking if he received package previously sent. Handwritten annotation states all received and letter being sent.

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Alan writes during his training at Torquay. He had just heard about the bombing of Coventry, where his family lived. He has arranged leave to visit his family. His course has finished and he has been made Guard Commander.
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