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Aerial photograph of Horsa gliders which have landed in a field, showing skid marks. Some have overshot the runway and landed in the wood near the Utrecht-Arnhem railway line. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no…

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Aerial vertical view of a glider landing zone with Horsas scattered across four fields with a well defined track crossing from bottom left to top right.

The photo was taken on Sunday 17 September 1944 between 13:00 and 13:20. It shows landing Zone…

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Aerial vertical photograph of a glider landing zone at Arnhem. Numerous Horsas are scattered over six large fields and some are in a wood. Two in the left foreground have collided.

The photo was taken on Sunday 17 September 1944 between 13:00 and…

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Aerial inclined photograph of a Nieuwerkerk in a flooded landscape; over it two C-47s are flying.

The description of this item is partially based on information provided by the donor. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in…

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Bill Moore grew up in Scotland and volunteered for the Royal Air Force. He completed 36 operations as a navigator with 138 and 161 Squadrons.

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Bernie Harris joined the Air Training Corps and volunteered for the Royal Air Force, joining in April 1943 and training to become an air gunner. Mentions his father serving in the Royal Flying Corps. Witnessed the London Blitz as a young boy.…

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Jeff Brown worked as an electrician until he joined the Royal Air Force. He flew with 576 Squadron from RAF Fiskerton.

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Propaganda leaflet issued by Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces to the people of occupied Holland, advising and instructing them on how to deal with relief food drops. Original in Dutch and English translation.

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A newspaper cutting referring to operations to Cologne, Walcheren, Hamm and Munster. It is annotated 'Sunday Graphic No 2 28-10-44 5¼ hrs 837 a/c plus PFF'.

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Operation Manna. The front page of an article showing a Lancaster dropping food over the Netherlands.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

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Johannes Onderwater was born after the war and was always told that without the efforts of Operation Manna, which saved the lives of his parents, he would never have been born. This sparked a life-long interest in the operation. He wrote a book about…

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Frederik Willem Kroese describes his work for the Resistance in the Netherlands following the German occupation.

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Thea Warwick was seven years old and living in Rotterdam during the war. She recounts what is was like during the Hongerwinter. Walking for miles to soup kitchens and talks about other examples of how they obtained food. They moved into the…

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David Griffin was a Halifax navigator. He was shot down, baled out and became a prisoner of war.

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On his return to Great Britain after his release from prisoner of war camp, Geoff Packham was interrogated by his commanding officer. His aircraft was damaged during a raid on Sterkrade by Holten. The bailed out over the Netherlands. He was captured…

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Peter Lamprey commences his letter reporting that there had been a lull in operations and several visits to town as a result. Authorities had instituted physical education but crews were resisting. Letter is concluded later after a bombing operation…

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Victor Gregg joined the army on his 18th birthday. He was stationed in the Middle East when the news came that war had been declared. His first major battle of the war was at Beda Fomm. He later volunteered and was posted to 10 Parachute Battalion…

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Andrew hitchhiked from Edmonton to Calgary and then on to Mountain View by train. Gunnery training was in a Bolingbroke which had a mid-upper turret; bombing training was done in an Anson. Andrew was then posted to navigation school in Quebec for…

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A newspaper cutting referring to the bombing of oil plants at Harburg and Dortmund. It is annotated 'News Chron No 7 5 ¼ hrs 131 a/c + PFF'.

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An empty Dutch victory cigarette packet. These were dropped over the Netherlands to celebrate the Dutch Queen's birthday.

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David Rayner Fox grew up in New Zealand and joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1942. After training, he flew operations as an air gunner with 75 Squadron from RAF Mepal. During one operation his pilot, Dave Moriarty was terribly injured when a…

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Coby Van Riel was a child of about six when the Germans invaded Holland. She lived in a fishing port area of The Hague where her father had a number of jobs to make ends meet in the difficult days before the war and her mother ran a chemist shop. She…

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Dirk Bosch was eight years old when the German army occupied his home town of Amsterdam. In this interview he describes what life was like for him during this time. He refers to seeing Dutch Jews rounded up and deported. He describes the hunger of…

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A chart of the Southern North Sea including Germany, Holland and Denmark with routes plotted on.

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George Hextell joined the RAF as a flight engineer and flew operations with 51 Squadron on Halifaxes. After being shot down over Holland, he became a prisoner of war. Gives a detailed account of how his capture, imprisonment and liberation. Describes…
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