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  • Collection: Bowker, David

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Wartime news about the war in Australia, Japanese aggression at sea, the Axis in the Mediterranean, the New Disorder, the war in Russia and Lady MacRobert's Stirling in memory of her sons.

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Key importance of Battle of the Atlantic outlined by Churchill, Rear Admiral Gadow and Lieutenant Commander Ambrosius in 1941.

Germany’s defence strategy and Britain’s counter-offensive delineated with plans, methods and progress. Despite…

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From the last week of April 1942, bombs dropped on England and Germany.

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Question: how many were deployed here? Answer: 330,000 men. German language propaganda leaflet. On the reverse is a panoramic view of 330000 soldiers at a rally.

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Contains foreword by the Queen of the Netherlands as well as news about training of Dutch paratroopers, the Dutch merchant Navy, the queen and government of the Netherlands in London, an eyewitness account of the Battle of the Java Sea, an item on…

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The following talk was recently addressed on London Radio by an officer now serving in the Free French Naval Forces to his brother, an officer on board the “Strasbourg”. It sums up in a moving manner the distressing conflict between military duty…

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Elucidation to the Hitler Speech 1942

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Photographs of dead German soldiers and on the reverse 'Hitler Mathematik' with figures set out on a blackboard.

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RAF superiority over the Luftwaffe in the air with successful day and night operations. Photograph of bombing damage to a factory producing He 111 aircraft. Luftwaffe ‘Baedeker’ retaliatory operations on British historic towns. Three pilots from…

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Icreased RAF operations, including 400 Spitfires in one day. Despite losses, new Lancaster bombers inflict damage in broad daylight on Augsburg factories, producing submarine diesel engines and other war equipment. Message of thanks to the aircrews…

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A German soldier in full uniform and seated. On the reverse text in French with a smaller image of the Nazi officer.

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Two photographs, the first soldiers marching in the snow and the second soldiers lying dead in the snow. The translation reads his first campaign and his last. On the reverse is a list of obituary notices from the 'Die Woche' newspaper.

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The leaflet describes the huge number of American workers being transferred to the arms industry.

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A leaflet, in German dropped by the RAF. It has photographs on the front of Goering. On the reverse are comments and questions.

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David Bowker joined the Air Force and was originally training to be a wireless operator / air gunner but remustered as a pilot. He discusses rudder lock on early versions of Halifax. Jacqueline Bowker his wife, discusses her life during the war and…
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