Browse Items (46 total)

  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "India--Kolkata"

ECookeWHCookeE470214-010001.jpg
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.

YDorricottAArmy2465v.pdf
A handwritten notebook containing the war diary of A Dorricott from October 1914. He embarks the SS Deseado at Southampton and sails through the Bay of Biscay, past Gibraltar to Malta. They continued with naval escorts to Port Said, through the Suez…

PPerryWRP17050003.jpg
Top left - cockpit of a York with pilot visible. Captioned 'Dum Dum airport, Calcutta'.
Top right - an airman wearing shorts, shirt and peaked cap standing by the centre tail fin of a York. Captioned '"Taffy" feeling tired at Dum Dum'.
Bottom left…

BMilesRJMilesRJv1.pdf
A detailed Biography of Reg' service and post service life.

PBoldyDA17010015.jpg
Two story house with three doors and a veranda on second floor with a figure visible in the centre.. Ornate balustrade on roof with three figures visible on roof at right end. On the left a palm tree. On the reverse 'Our house No 6 Wood Street,…

MPeadonAH1578531-160504-01.pdf
A booklet with a listing of former pupils that died in the Second World War. It includes a photograph of the deceased and a brief description.

PMooreD16010025.jpg
Five photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is captioned Butch standing in the garden at 10 The Mall.
Photo 2 is captioned Ernie on the beach at Bombay.
Photo 3 is captioned No 10 The Mall (Our billet) taken from the NW. Typical Indian House, looks…

PBanksP15020072.jpg
The first photograph is an Indian man doing laundry captioned 'Dhobi Wallah, No 'Daz' white!' The second photograph is horses at the racecourse. The third and fourth photographs are of the Victoria memorial and are captioned 'Victoria Memorial…

Tags: ;

PBanksP15020073.jpg
Photograph 1 is of the Chowringee district in central Calcutta. Captioned 'Chowringee - Calcutta'.
Photograph 2 is a local taxi with two sikhs sitting inside. Captioned 'Taxi wallah!'
Photograph 3 is a cathedral captioned 'St Pauls Cathedral…

PBanksP15020074.jpg
Photograph 1 is of a man sitting leaning against a lamp post. He has a hugely swollen leg. Captioned 'Elephantitis!'
Photograph 2 is of three men squatting on the pavement, one man is writing on a small lectern. Captioned 'Pavement letter writer…

PBanksP15020075.jpg
Photograph 1 is of a cow eating rubbish on the pavement. Captioned 'Sacred white cow'.
Photograph 2 is of a cart being pulled by two bullocks. A driver is standing on the cart. Captioned 'Bullock Cart'.
Photograph 3 is a temple captioned 'Jain…

PBanksP15020108.jpg
Photograph 1 is of a row of birds on the rigging
Photograph 2 is of a large group of men at the side of the ship.
Photograph 3 is of a ship's crane unloading goods.
Photograph 4 is a view of many men on the deck.
Photograph 5 is of men resting on…

MBoldyDA923995-151130-29.jpg
Certificate of birth and baptism for David Antony Boldy, 10 September 1918 by the Armenian Holy Church at Kolkata.

Tags:

MCookeWH2220169-150902-010001.jpg
RAF Station Dum Dum's menu front and back cover. On the front a RAF badge and an image of the Victoria Memorial in Calcutta, the rear has image of the star and the three kings. The menu inside is illustrated and also has added signatures.

MCookeWH2220169-150902-020001.jpg
Christmas dinner menu from Sergeants Mess at RAF Station Dum Dum.

PCheshireGL1842.jpg
From left to right Jemadar Nand Singh VC, Colonel Maharaja Harinder Singh of Faridkot, General Claude Auchinleck, Wing commander James Brindley Nicolson VC, Wing commander Leonard Cheshire VC. On the reverse 'Leonard Cheshire (right), possibly a…

SPeckPJ164710v10005-0001.jpg
The defence report produced by Peter Peck.

PMooreD16010011.jpg
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Dennis sitting in his billet.
Photo 2 and 3 are two men sitting behind a desk.

PDawsonSR16010182.jpg
Left page.

Top left - two girls in winter coats either side of a pram with baby. Fence and trees in the background. Captioned 'Janet, Chris and Sheila, March 1950'.

Top right - Two men standing in front of a house. The man on the left has his…

APocklingtonAC171115.mp3
Arthur Pocklington grew up in Hull and was hoping to join the RAF as aircrew but failed the medical. He trained as a mechanic servicing the radar equipment on the aircraft. He served at RAF Scampton, RAF Dunholme Lodge and RAF Strubby before being…

PSmithDS1801.jpg
Douglas Smith grew up in New Zealand and on leaving school he joined the Post Office. He joined the Air Force and he flew Tiger Moth, and Gypsy Moth aircraft at New Plymouth. On one of his flights there was a warning note in the cockpit not to do…
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2