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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945"

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Small boat with cross on front of bridge tied up alongside a wooden pier. Other docks and ship in the background. Submitted with caption 'mreu6 001 Luftwaffe Air Sea Rescue launch used by us to travel between Friesian Islands'.

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Geoff did two Operation Dodge flights with 103 Squadron.

MSaundersJWG1324708-180307-04.pdf
A booklet providing information on resettlement of ex prisoners of war.

MKilburnG[Ser#-DoB]-170310-01.pdf
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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Men in sportswear on a grass field. A Royal Air Force officer can be seen sitting in the middle of the photograph with a rugby ball between his feet on which is written Swinderby 1945-46.

ATaplinJA880609.mp3
John volunteered to join the RAF in 1940 wanting to become aircrew as a wireless operator as he had an interest in early radios. While awaiting his aircrew application to be processed he did his initial training at Blackpool and then onto RAF…

PUreIL1801.pdf
Dairy contains drawings, poetry, names and addresses, and cigarette packets.

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A letter written in French, with accompanying English translation sent to Mrs Hunt. The French letter was written by an Auguste Bally, an Adjudant in the Gendarmerie. The letter is sent as a reply to Mrs Hunt, thanking Bally for information on her…

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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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Letter written by a manger an engineering department, detailing the work done by the department sent to the Commodore Superintendent.

SLambertBrownP19330417v10007.pdf
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…

SLambertBrownP19330417v10006.pdf
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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From Iga a prisoner of war in an adjacent camp telling John of her move to a women only camp near the sea.

MCurtisA1579599-161130-02.pdf
A memoir of an operation involving Len Curtis and his crew members. During the operation his aircraft was shot down and Len was captured. However, he was liberated by American soldiers and returned to London six weeks later.

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Map of the prisoner of war camp Stalag IVB, noting barrack 14A as being that occupied by John Walter Gifford Saunders. Various individual buildings are named including the kitchen and theatre.

AFantiniC181218.mp3
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…

LSouterKP129001v1.pdf
Pilot's flying log book. One, for Ken Souter. Covering the period from 5 July 1939 to 27 April 1945. Detailing his flying training, operational flying and instructor duties. He was stationed No.43 Elementary and Reserve flying traing School at RAF…

LPickfordL551653v1.pdf
Les Pickford’s Flying Log Book from 25 November 1944 until 23 September 1950 as Radio Operator. During this period he was flying with British Overseas Airways and later British European Airways.

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#1 is a rear/port view of a Mosquito, captioned '627 Squadron'.
#2 is a front/nose view of a Mosquito.
#3 is a rear view of a Mosquito.
#4 is a port side view of a Lancaster, captioned 'Lanc (special) of 617 Sqn Woodhall Spa. Cut away to carry…

PEwingRL19010030.jpg
A photograph of a notice removed from the back of a German truck.
It is captioned 'This is a photo of a notice on the back of a German army truck. The notice was brought back to Woodhall Spa by an Officer who was shot down & "walked home".'

PEwingRL19010018.jpg
#1 is a woman in a dress, captioned 'Auntie Gwlad'.
#2 is a an airman and a woman on a street, captioned 'Margaret & Snowy'.
#3 and 7 are airmen shooting in a frosty landscape, captioned '1945 [indecipherable]' and 'F/O TI Body 1945'.
#4 is a man…

LHope169139v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book one, for A D Hope, wireless operator, covering the period from 15 December 1942 to 28 April 1949. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war flying…
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