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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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Norman Shakesby was a radar mechanic on 405 and 582 Squadrons. Born in 1924, he was studying languages at The City School in Lincoln at the outbreak of the Second World War. His language teachers were quickly called up to act as interpreters, so on…

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William Longhurst served as an engine mechanic through the Second World War. He was a member of the Hackney Wick Air Defence Cadet Corps before volunteering to enlist in the RAF after his seventeenth birthday. Following basic training at Skegness,…

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Nine photographs from an album.
Photo 1 and 2 are captioned 'Negombo - Ceylon'.
Photo 1 is a riverside with canoes.
Photo 2 is a European man in shorts with six native boys, one on a bike.
Photo 3 is a street with palm trees, captioned 'Tripoli -…

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Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for J Wilson, covering the period from 12 July 1942 to 26 March 1945. Detailing his flying training, Operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Penrhos, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF…

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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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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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Top left - seven men, most earing shorts sitting on a low wall with sea in the background. Captioned 'At Saidia, Morocco summer 1944'.
Top right - six men swearing swimming trunks standing and sitting on a dinghy in front of the doorway of a…

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Top left - wireless operator at station by window inside aircraft. Captioned 'In Liberator between Tripoli and Cairo, July 45'.
Top middle - Five aircrew wearing khaki uniform standing in front of the fuselage of an aircraft. Captioned 'Crew with…

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Article. Headlines: recapture of Tobruk, Sollum and Bardia also occupied by eighth army, troop-carriers filled with Germans shot down in sea mentions six large aircraft shot down flying north from Tunisa, pace of pursuit 130 miles in two days. Sketch…

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Article 1. Headlines: Rommel's army cut in two, armoured forces trapped, heavy casualties in efforts to break out, constant allied air attacks. Article 2. Headlines: Darlan answers questions, French navy to join allies, desire for unity. Mentions…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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