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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-02"

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Article 1. Headlines: commons division after Beveridge debate, government majority of 216, Mr Morrison's reply to Labour amendment. Article 2. Headlines: Russians occupy Rzhev, a large haul of tanks and guns, continued advance from Khakov, railway…

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Article 1. Headlines: Kharkov falls, city taken after fierce street fighting, German S.S army corps routed, Russians advancing on Taganrog. Article 2. Headlines: government policy on Beveridge plan, acceptance in principle with some reservations,…

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Article 1. Headlines: all resistance over at Stalingrad, remaining German forces capitulate, Lt-Gen Streicher taken prisoner. enemy lines pierced S.E. of Rostov. Article 2. Headlines: Cyprus great welcome for prime minister, islanders told of united…

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Article 1. Headlines: Paulus and 15 generals captured, 18,000 more prisoners at Stalingrad, total force surrounded known to be 330,000, Germans peril in Caucasus. Article 2. Headlines: Mr Churchill flies to Turkey, meeting with president Inönü,…

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Top left: two musician on stage one standing with flute the other at piano. Captioned 'D34 Frank Hunt's Orchestral Convert. Stalag Luft 3, Feb 43'. Top right: large orchestra with conductor on stage. Captioned 'D35 Frank Hunt's Orchestral Convert.…

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Fourth of David Geach's diaries describing the final part of his training in Canada. He writes of his service and personal life training as an air bomber. He describes his ground and flying training experiences, social life both in camp and in local…

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Bill writes he will now be staying at East Wretham for the time being. Possible conversion course in two weeks but currently training on Wellington. Pilot arrived after touring country looking for Honnington. Most crews have now arrived. Describes…

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Relates journey to new station and 115 Squadron somewhere in Norfolk/Suffolk. Arrived at Honnington but no 115 Squadron. Arranged transport to correct base at Wretham. Well looked after at Honington by American maintenance squadron. Many other…

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Bill has now received his posting and is coming home on leave. Rushing about clearing out and saying goodbye to friends.

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Describes crossing the Atlantic to Canada and journey to Bowden, Alberta and then on to Estevan, Saskatchewan. Day by day account of activities, flying and life in Canada, Concludes with journey back across Canada

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Top left - orchestra on stage being conducted. Captioned 'D35 Frank Hunt's orchestral concert, Stalag Luft 3'.
Top right - orchestra on stage with conductor. Captioned 'Frank Hunt's orchestral concert, Stalag Luft 3, Feb 43'.
Centre middle -…

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Issued to Ted Neale whilst at Heaton Park.

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Entries for January, February and part of May 1943. Entries include shopping list, reminders, addresses, appointments and train times/journeys.

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Copy of a note from Arthur Harris to R Saundby with title added 'It won't work Bomber Harris'. States that the idea was tripe of the wildest description with not the smallest chance of working. Goes on with other reasons why it would not work and…

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Michael and Ann Akrill talk about their uncle, William Akrill. He grew up in Lincolnshire, and studied art in London. He considered becoming a contentious objector, but volunteered for the RAF and after training, he served as a navigator with 115…

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Writes that he is sorry she has caught mumps and then catches up on family news. Writes of activities on his last leave and encourages her to be good and to do dance lessons.

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Les Loosemore describes his upbringing and employment history in Swansea before joining the war in 1945. He describes the Blitz in Swansea before training to be a mid upper gunner for 61 Squadron. He describes his rather intensive training, including…

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During 1939 Stuart left grammar school and joined the Air Training Corps. After about half a year he volunteered for air crew and was accepted. He and his girlfriend were married in February 1943.
Stuart was posted to South Africa working on…

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A squadron group of Royal Air Force personnel sitting and standing in rows in front of a Wellington. There are two men standing up through the cockpit roof of the aircraft. On the reverse the title '428 Squadron 1943, Dalton, Feb 1943'. Statements on…

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Details of nine operations carried out between February and May 1943 from RAF Elvington on 77 Squadron flying Halifax. Targets include Cologne, Berlin and several in the Ruhr.

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Pianist dressed in dark suit is playing a grand piano on the stage.

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A violinist is standing on the stage and behind him the pianist seated behind a grand piano.

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The conductor and orchestra are facing the camera. Two airmen are standing on the right of the photograph.

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A man in dinner jacket and bow tie is seated beside a grand piano on the stage.

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A conductor stands on a podium directing the orchestra. They are seated on stage with a variety of instruments
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