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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-11"

isrlaspezia_AMb4f1_243.pdf
Major Gordon Lett reports to Colonnello Mario Fontana about air drops, including additional notes on operational procedures and an overall assessment of the military situation in the area.

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In a barn full of animals, an exchange of gun fire is taking place between fascists disguised as partisans and civilians. The soldier in the foreground has been badly shot and another soldier is running out through the barn doors.

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Two B-25s air-to-air view with invasion stripes, on the reverse 'Mitchells taken November 1944 Vitry'.

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Six small photographs of B-25s in flight, some of single aircraft others of a formation of two or three. Pages captioned 'November 1944'.

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Nino Zanninello has been stopped by two of the soldiers manning a mountain check-point. One of the soldiers is holding onto the right handlebar of a bicycle, whilst another soldier is asking him questions and taking down notes.

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First is of a crew of eight, standing by left mainwheel of a Stirling captioned 'The crew'. ' The crew of aircraft 'N' for Nan. no 199 Squadron from Nov 1944 till April 1945'.
Second is of ten individuals standing and kneeling in front of a…

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Three photographs captioned' Chateau Everard - November 1944'.

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Three photographs, first captioned 'The Moat', second and third captioned 'Rear of Chateau'. Page captioned 'November 1944'

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Two photographs, the first with the crew standing in front of the RH side of the aircraft nose with other B-25s in the background, crew named, 'W/O Legge (Lofty), F/O Phillipson (Gary), W/C Kerr, F/O Clutton (Wilf), Myself, November 1944'.

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Colonnello Mario Fontana urges Major Gordon Lett to add the name of Tenente Ettore Collini, serving in the Monte Rosa Brigade, to the list of Allied war criminals. He then describes the atrocities committed.

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Comandante Luciano Scotti urges adding the name of Tenente Ettore Collini, serving in the Monte Rosa Brigade, to the list of Allied war criminals. He then describes the atrocities committed.

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An explosion destroys a check-point killing many soldiers. A machine gun emplacement is visible on the left hand side.

Caption reads “10” and “Novembre 1944. (4) Costretti dal fuoco dei partigiani, a starsene nell’interno della baracca,…

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Three photographs, the first shows five servicemen in working dress posed in a field, captioned 'Jeff, Taf, Dan, Ray and me, taken at Gilze (Holland)'.
The second shows a well camouflaged vehicle, captioned Armoury Wagon'. Third shows four…

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Six airmen on their return from sinking the Tirpitz. They are positioned at the rear of their Lancaster.

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Three Halifaxes on the ground framed by a fourth. One Halifax is running its engines watched by four ground crew.
It is annotated 'PL40185'.
Information supplied with the collection identifies the aircraft as 'KW-U' and 'KW-S' and states 'Evocative…

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Rome falls, allies reported across the Rhine, allies now, Greatest operation has begun well - invasion forces landed on assault beaches selected by allied command.

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Eric William Harrison joined the RAF in 1943 and trained as a flight engineer at RAF Locking, RAF St Athan, and RAF Chedburgh, where he flew Stirlings and recollects that they were a terrifying aircraft compared to Lancasters. Harrison formed a crew…

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Gino Muratori (b. 1929) recollects three Rimini bombings that occurred in November 1944, one of which was aimed at the Ausa river bridge. Mentions his grandmother losing two relatives when their boarding house was destroyed. Remembers how on 26…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Isobella (Isobel) Searle. On the front 'Nov 1944' and on the reverse 'Isobel' and Prestophoto Ltd.
There is a second copy with '1944' handwritten on the image.

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Outlines his training and 30 operations on 433 Squadron flying Halifax and then Lancaster. Writes of Halifax crash shortly after arriving and describes his actions on a busy night on an operation to Bochum when they were hit by antiaircraft fire.…

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Glass negative photograph of letter. Writes they had now concluded that his son had lost his life and his death had been presumed to have occurred on 29 January 1944.

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30 photographs on 8 pages of an album.
Page 34:
Photo 1 and 3 are views of a skyscraper captioned 'Empire State Building'
Photo 2 is a street scene, captioned 125th and 5th Ave Harlem'.
Photo 4 is buildings, captioned 'Grand Central…

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In a mountain landscape, a man disassembles a red bicycle. The frame hangs from a tree. Parts and tools are scattered across the ground.

Caption reads “107” and “Novembre 1944. (1) L’inverno si avvicina a grandi passi e necessitano i…

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Album page with three clippings, one from from The Daily Telegraph and Morning Post dated Tuesday May 18 1943 showing a number of Lancasters over a city, captioned '617 Lancs'. One summarising the news from around November 1944, including the sinking…

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A group of partisans under cover behind rocks in the mountains are firing on a check-point. The figures below have been taken by surprise and are running around holding guns in the air. Two of the four partisans behind the rocks are firing with…
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