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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1941"

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Left page: top, the Luftpost, numbers 10 and 18.
Middle, left report of an aircraft landing on a car.
Middle centre, woman holding a baby, reports of engagements and births of babies.
Bottom left, report of the death of Lieutenant Geoffrey William…

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Annotated, 'Showing ops by Bob and his crew 1940-41'.

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First entries of Jack's journal describing his time as ground staff, refuelling and starting aircraft, taking, and passing the aircrew entrance exams and waiting to sail.

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The 26 men are grouped in three rows on the pavement outside Mrs Baker 35 Tottingham House.
On the reverse 'Blackpool 1941 I wonder how many made it. Property of Ivan Ure, Hayling Island'. And on a post-it 'subject back row 5th from left'.

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Memoir detailing a teenage girl's experiences of the war. The document details experiences of evacuation, the blackouts, sounds of the war during air raids and what they saw on the streets of Liverpool.

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A letter written by the Commodore Superintendent Piers Keane Kekewich to the Admiralty, detailing the various reports on the the Malta Dockyard during the war.

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A list detailing the different types of vessels that were docked at Malta between September 1939 and May 1945. Classes of ship are listed with the number of each vessel that was docked. Ships also refitted at the docks are recorded, by name and how…

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List of 68 vessels that were docked in Malta’s yards for repairs from September 1939: Chenonceaux, Franconia, Garland, Keppel, S.S Cornwall, Imperial, Decoy, Hotspur, Havock, Andromeda, Illustrious, Coral, Beryl, Essex, Ploughboy, Encounter,…

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When Italy entered the war in 1940, air raids were conducted over key military targets and peaked during the first half of 1942. Attacks ceased altogether by 1943 once Italy had surrendered. The various dockyards maintained efforts to keep ships in…

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Three bomber aircraft dropping bombs over a city on fire at night. Explosions on the ground and searchlights in the sky. On the reverse: “Thanks for the letter Jack I’ll write later, for now here wishing you a very happy time Jim.”

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Aircraft on the ground, engines running, entrance door open, tradesmen clustered around the door and others walking around aircraft. Aircraft serial M7213, squadron letter 58-E, the postcard is captioned Dishforth 1941. Single storey building and…

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A full length portrait of Teddy in his flying kit.
It is captioned 'Teddy pictured in 1941 in his flying suit.'

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The group of men is arranged in six rows in front of a hangar. It is captioned '1941 Either 11 OTU or 12 Squadron Binbrook. Sgt AE Cosgrove RAFVR 968259 (3rd row from top, 6th from right)'.

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A half length portrait of Teddy, in uniform, holding a large snowball. It is captioned 'The winter snows of 1940/41 hindered RAF operations but opened up different opportunities to the young airmen!'

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After leaving school, Carla Fantini started working as telegraph operator, which she found a gratifying and thoroughly enjoyable occupation. She describes the bombing war in Milan, stressing widespread destruction and ravaging fires. Reminisces…

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A chalk and pastel portrait of an observer in uniform. Signed '[?] Gozling 1941'.

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Pilots flying log book two, for H O Forth, covering the period from 2 September 1940 to 31 December 1942. Detailing his operations flown, flying training and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, RAF Upavon, RAF Brough and RAF…

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A group of three airmen in uniform, including Leonard William Fairbanks, standing in a doorway. The central figure, displaying pilots wings on his uniform, has his arms around the others, who have aircrew brevets and sergeant stripes. Both sergeants…

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Three photographs of a group of airmen arranged on and around a Hampden. #1 A group of 87 uniformed airmen; 52 in two rows on the wings and cockpit of the Hampden and 35 in two rows on the ground in front. Seven officers are wearing peak caps and the…

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Sergeant Leonard William Fairbanks, wearing uniform and side cap, standing in an open field with bare trees beyond. Leonard is holding a cigarette and has his free hand in his pocket.

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Head and shoulder portrait of Leonard William Fairbanks in uniform with side cap.

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21 RAF ground personnel arranged in two rows in front of a lorry. On the left and right two men are seated on motorcycles. On the reverse 'Aston Down 1941 MT Section' and '[indecipherable] School Rd 10 B153 Miniature Hair Fair Eyes Eight Blue Comp…
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