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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942-02"

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Scenes of American transport. The first is a truck at the side of a snowy road. A corporal is about to enter the passenger side. On its front above the cab is 'Knaust Bros Inc Mushrooms'. Captioned ' Airmans Special Alec Wood somewhere between Albany…

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Six men playing ice hockey, watched by a large group of prisoners. In the background a watch tower.

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Six men by the goal during an ice hockey match. They are watched by a group of prisoners. Behind are their huts.

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Nine ice hockey players standing with their sticks and wearing skates. Behind are spectators on the sidelines.

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A group of 12 men with skates and sticks arranged in a small group. Behind are spectators and further behind their huts.

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Six men at the goal during an ice hockey match. Behind is a large group of spectators and a watch tower.

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An icehockey goalkeeper standing by his goal. Behind in the snow are spectators wearing great coats.

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Group of ice hockey players. The goal keeper is on his knees defending his goal. Behind are spectators and their huts.

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Four men playing ice hockey watched by a group of spectators. Behind are their huts.

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Wartime memoir covering Dennis Raettig's training at Blackpool and the posting to 104 Squadron at Royal Air Force Driffield in August 1941. Worked on Wellington aircraft and mentions that Driffield also hosted the blind approach landing flight…

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Head and shoulders portrait of a sergeant wearing tunic with pilots brevet and side cap. Signed 'H R Madgett, Feb 1942'. Captioned 'Pilot Officer H R Madgett, 127 Longlands road, Sidcup'.

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Top left - seven men playing hockey on ice. Two are on the ground. In the background a guard tower and line of spectators. Captioned 'B21 Officers v NCO's, Stalag Luft 1. Feb [..]'.
Top middle - the backs of men playing ice hockey. In the…

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Writes he is not going with grading course but staying at Theale for Elementary Flying Training School. Mentions he had a test with Chief Flying Instructor which didn't go too badly. Writes he will now have to get down to work and there will be no…

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Disappointed to tell his mother that he has failed the flying test. Bill described the final test with the Chief Flying Instructor, which went badly, despite having completed a successful test beforehand with his own instructor. Has now been…

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Writes to confirm that he has arrived in Brighton, although clearly wasn't expected by anyone and took some time to get a bed. He is waiting for posting to Air Observers Navigation School. Has met up with friends and was delighted to receive parcel…

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Bill writes that he doesn't have much time to write letters. He has managed to take a couple of long walks on the downs and around Beachy Head and through local villages.

Mentions allowance that should be sent home for mother. Exams next week and…

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Begins with catching up with news from home. Mentions not much chance of leave but that he has had photograph taken of himself. Writes that Brighton is change from previous locations and describes activities. Went to see an ice hockey match between…

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Describes journey back to Theale and snowy weather. Still unclear about his future. Says he enjoyed his brief visit home.

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Letter from sergeant David Boldy to his father about seeing action in day and night operations. Mentions the Gneisenau and Scharnhorst battleship. He had some leave and went out to the Trocadero with Steve and Ajan.

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Peter Lamprey catches up with friend and mentions that he hopes to be posted south soon.

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Memoirs of Ted Neale (written in a non-contemporary diary), recounting his experiences of an air raid on Woolwich, travelling to South Africa for aircrew training and taking part in bombing missions from Italy. Some anecdotes are repeated.

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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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