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First partial article: after Bir Hakem account of recent activity in desert campaign mentioning German tank tactics. 27-mile perimeter, mentioning that Tobruk was indefensible against really determined attack, Second article. British losses in…

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Sub headlines: perimeter breached by air and tank attack, defenders determined resistance, Bardia reported in enemy hands. Article contains account of fall of Tobruk to German forces on 21 June 1942. States 25000 prisoners and German forces in Bardia…

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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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A sign post made from a barrel and rocks with landmines pilled at its base. The sign post indicates the way to Derna, Tobruk and Ein el Gazala. Behind is a CMP Information Post, tents and a tall structure with a five pointed star.

Identification…

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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 cemetery with three rows of crosses arranged formally. Behind is a tall memorial structure.

Identification kindly provided by Gian Paolo Bertelli.

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A church altar identified on the reverse as being at Benghazi.

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11 men in desert uniform arranged on a tank. On the reverse 'Captured German Tank. near Tobruk'.

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Damaged Luftwaffe observation aircraft. On the reverse 'Jerry craft captured near Tobruk'.

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Arco dei Fileni (Arch of the Philaeni) on the Libyan coastal road at Ras Lanuf. Inscription reads 'Alme Sol, possis nihil urbe Roma visere maius' (Oh almighty Sun, you will never look upon a city greater than Rome).

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A road sign at the entrance to the settlement of Buerat el Hsun. The sign also says 'Out of bounds Houses booby trapped Keep Out'

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Destroyed Luftwaffe aircraft at Benina airport. On the reverse 'Benina Airport'.

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115 Squadron badge.
Three colour postcards of Malta, two of Grand Harbour Valetta, one captioned Maltas stone buildings and one of a horse powered carriage.
A colour postcard of a military cemetery captioned 'Tobruk, Knight Bridge Cemetery near El…

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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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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 of an arab leading two camels on a sandy desert. Behind are palm trees. On the reverse is a message to James Wrigley's wife.

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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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Leontina Giovanetti (b. 1913) reminisces about her early life with three sisters, her father who was a typographer and photographer and her mother a house-wife. Describes musical training at the Milan conservatory, stressing the demanding attitude of…

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Writes hoping they operate on him whatever the effect on his flying career. Thanks him for money and complains about his poor view of her brother's unwillingness to join up. Continues with gossip and baby news. Concludes with domestic news and that…

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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.

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

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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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