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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Switzerland"

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Catches up with mail sent and received. Writes he is well and comments on weather. Concludes some of their letters are going astray. Mentions they have new quarters which are better. Suggest that hey do not try to send anything as parcels do not get…

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Reports arrival of three of their letters. Catches up with family news and is glad they had received his letters. Glad that all is well at home and hopes it will not be long before they are together again. Writes he is still keeping well.

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Catches up with mail sent and received and urges them to sent him post by air mail. Comments that countryside is much greener after the rain and there were no insects and life would be good as long as they got use to the food.

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Wishes them happy new year and mentions the weather. Reports he is still well and hopes that they would received several of his letter by then.

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Reports arrival of two letters from them and an aunt. Hopes they had a happy Christmas and asks them to thank everyone who asked after them. Mentions he has also written a letter to them.

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Writes that he is well and wishes them happy Christmas. Reports he is still without news from them and he wonders why as mail is getting through. Suggests sending by air mail as well as cable. .

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Reports he is still well but has still not received any news from them. Recommends methods that they might try to reach him through various organisations. Wishes them happy Christmas.

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Writes that he still has not heard from them and wonders if everything is alright with them. He suggest various ways they might get in touch: through the American consul Tunis, British consul Tangiers and Red Cross Geneva. Some compatriots have…

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Writes that he is trying to send mail via the Red Cross in Geneva and via Tangiers and suggests they reply through the American consul in Tunis. Suggest they enquire about air mail and cables. Reports he is keeping well.

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Two escape maps, the first is of Germany at a very small scale, the second is of France, Benelux and Switzerland.

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A reply to Jim for an order for a Rolex watch whilst he was in POW camp. A handwritten annotation describes the order as tongue in cheek and he never followed it up. Included is a blank prisoner of war envelope.

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Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring resigns as Supreme Commander of the Luftwaffe for health reasons. His replacement is [Robert Ritter] von Greim. Setbacks described in multiple locations: lower Oder; northern Italy; several places in south, with…

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Writes that Christmas parcel has been sent by Krakenberger but choice of items that can be send from Switzerland was recently restricted. Only books, sports articles and musical instruments allowed. Requests what John might like.

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A man dressed in blazer and tie with flat cap stands to the side of an entryway into rock or ice. On the reverse 'Pop at entrance of Rhone Glacier Grotte, 7500 feet above sea level Switzerland, 18 July 1946'.

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Iris was born in a village outside Newcastle. At the beginning of 1940 she went to Gosforth to join up for the Royal Air Force. Iris liked the idea of uniformed service more than the option of becoming a nurse. She was then sent to Swansea for about…

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Sandy and a woman are seated on a grass ledge. In the background are mountains. He is wearing uniform, she is wearing civilian clothes. On the reverse is '1947' and stamped 'Photo Compeer, Montreux'.

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Postcard postmarked Venice from Roy Chadwick to his wife. Writes of journey through Simplon Pass to Italy. On the front a panorama of Domodossola.

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Escape map covering southern France, north Spain, part of Italy and Switzerland. Post-it note 'Photo of rare rice paper escape map RAF WWII'.

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Telegram No. 809 from the Swiss Government to the Swiss Legation in London (E. 6563), concerning the violation of Swiss airspace on 15th August 1943 (with additional references to the 12/13 July 1943 incident) when Royal Air Force bombers en route to…

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Telegram No. 869 from the Swiss Government to the Swiss Legation in London (A. 3465), concerning the violation of Swiss airspace on 12/13 August 1943, between 11.30pm – 12.00pm by over 50 British aircraft en route to Milan. Regions affected were…

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John Wright was born in 1932. He was evacuated from West Ham during the War along with his Mother and two Brothers. Johns’ Father joined the Royal Air Force as an Observer Bomb Aimer with 207 Squadron. His aircraft was shot down over Switzerland on…

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Eddie Worsdale was working as a furniture salesman in Wellington, New Zealand after the Depression era curtailed his education. His brother volunteered for the New Zealand Air Force and so Eddie followed him. After initial training he continued his…

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Escape map for France Germany and Switzerland on the left and Belgium and Germany on the right.

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Six of Jack Benson's crew stand beside his coffin. In the background Swiss army. On the reverse 'Funeral P/O Jack Benson Vevey 1944'.

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14 coffins with union flags. At the side are mourners
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