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Commando raid on Rommel's HQ, Posthumous award. Account of award of Victoria Cross to Lieutenant Colonel G C T Keyes for his part of a raid on Rommel's headquarters in Libya in November 1941 and an account of the action.

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Article 1. Headlines: huge Nazi losses in 2 Soviet pushes, 169,000 men killed and 74,500 captured by Russians, Stalingrad takes 1510 tanks in 3 weeks, Article 2. Headlines: Rommel in retreat to west, driven from strong El Agheila positions, more…

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Article 1. Headlines: 'Millerovo retaken by the Red Army, Russian reported across the Donetz, Rossosh in Soviet hands again, final assault on Sixth Army'. Article 2. Headlines: 'New attack launched by Eighth Army, Rommel withdraws from whole of…

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Article 1. Headlines: Germans driven beyond Kotelnikovo, falling back along the railway, threat by soviet left wing, fierce enemy resistance at Millerovo. Article 2. Headlines: murder plot in Algiers, twelve arrested, threat to Giraud and U.S…

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Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is four airman on the base of an ornamental street light, captioned 'No 1 Crew, Tripoli Harbour'.
Photo 2 is an aerial view of two pyramids at Giza, captioned 'Der Pyramids'.
Photo 3 is a side view of a…

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A chart of Tripoli Harbour to be used for reporting enemy shipping.

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Reconnaissance photograph with a shoreline running from bottom left to middle right with sea at top and land below. Buildings cover the land; military storehouses near Via Cannizzaro e Via Giuseppe Colombo are outlined in blue. Captioned 'M702…

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A postcard taken from a roof looking along a street with on one side the sea and on the other buildings and palm trees. The card is addressed to 'The kids c/o Mrs Wrigley' at RAF Hemswell.

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A dock with a ship, sunken or very low in the water, in the distance. Further behind are low hills. In the foreground a sole pedestrian is walking by.

Tentative identification kindly provided by Thijs Pieters of the Finding the location WW1 & WW2…

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A military map of Tripoli with items of strategic importance marked.

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Reconnaissance photograph of harbour area. There are many ships, some of them identified as Anna Maria, Ariosto, Atlas, Bengasi, Beppe, Bosforo, Delia, and Pisani. Five ships have been enclosed by blue line. There is a breakwater along right side.…

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Page captioned, 'Tocra N/Africa 1943, "The first time I ever saw her face" W.V.S. photo of Jean'. Three photographs and print of squadron badge.
First photograph, Jack and 'Ginger' MacGan sitting reading newspapers, tent in background, Captioned…

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Article stating that men aged 30, 31 and 32 were expected to register for military service in July 1940. Other headlines: RAF again bomb Italian base at Tobruk, Britain to take 3100 U.S. planes, sentry shoots, invasion soon: a Berlin report. Article…

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Cutting 1 headlines: Ciano goes, Duce as foreign minister, grandi losses his ministry, Cutting 2 headlines: Mr Churchill in Tripoli, thanks to eighth army, review of tanks. Cutting 3 headlines: Rostov captured, Voroshilovgrad also in Russian hands,…

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Article 1. Headlines: Geraud leads French fight in Tunisia, allies racing to his support, paratroops in vanguard, British first army advances. general Giraud who escaped from Vichy France is reported to be leading French garrison fighting German…

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Article 1. Headlines: General Giraud to succeed Darlan, unanimous election by imperial council, public calm after assassination, General de Gaulle to visit Washington. Article 2. Headlines: advance from Sirte, eighth army progress, approaching the…

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Pilots flying log book two for Thomas Other Prickett, covering the period from 2 May 1940 to 18 June 1944. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties, operations flown and staff duties with the RAF Delegation to the USA. He was stationed at RAF…

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Two photographs. On left general Montgomery standing in an open topped car driving down a street with troops lining road and walls of city in the background. On the right head on view of Scottish troop with bagpipes marching in street. In the…

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Photograph 1 is a group of airmen drinking beer, captioned 'Sgt's Mess, Abingdon, 1945.'
Photograph 2 is the roofs of Tripoli, captioned 'Tripoli-Libya Old Town . 1955'

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Detailing his flying training and operations flown as navigator 16 January 1941 to 9 January 1946. He was stationed at RCAF Winnipeg (6 AOS), RCAF MacDonald (3 B&GS), RCAF Rivers (1 ANS), RAF Harwell (15 OTU), RAF Shallufa (38 and 40 Squadrons), …

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These pages are mostly biography of Sam's time in Egypt and his time with transport aircraft in the Mediterranean region.
Photos 1, 2 and 3 are scenes from Cairo.
Photo 4 is a side head and shoulders profile of Sam.
Photo 5 is a Battle aircraft in…

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Details of Sam's citation for his DSO, further training in Navigation and as an instructor. He then returned to transport in the Mediterranean. His last flight was from Malta to Cairo.
There are three photographs of his wife.

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Some details about operations carried out by Sam after he transferred to 40 squadron.
Photo 1 is a vertical aerial photograph partly obscured by tracer fire.
Photo 2 is the 40 squadron crest.
Photo 3 is Sam in shorts and tee shirt in front of a…
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