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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1942-08"

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Three photographs: top showing two navy ships off a coastline. Middle shows a number of small boats a sea with smoke on left side. Captioned 'Two pictures illustrating part of work done by Royal Navy in the successful Combined Operations rad on…

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First article: discussion in Moscow includes a photograph of Mr Churchill on his visit to Moscow pictured alongside M Stalin, M Molotov, Mr Harriman and Sir Alexander Cadogan at the Kremlin. Second article includes a photograph of St Paul's cathedral…

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First article: Mr Ghandi and Congress Leaders arrested, swift government reply to challenge, safety of India first needed, several killed in Bombay riot. Second article: 3 landings in Solomons, U.S. Marines now consolidating, bitter naval fighting.…

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First article: enemy fiasco in channel, ships fight each other. Describes action of British naval force where German ships and shore batteries ended up firing on each other. Covers Royal Navy commander's leadership and the enemy version. Second…

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Top left: group of men sitting and standing round a table with a hut in the background. 'Captioned 'C39 Sports Day. Stalag Luft 3. Aug 42'. Top right: group of men playing basketball. In the background huts. 'Captioned 'C40 Sports Day. Stalag Luft…

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Top left: competitor reaches finish tape with other runners behind. In the background crowds of spectators in front of and sitting on roofs of huts. 'Captioned 'C33 Sports Day. Stalag Luft 3. Aug 42'. Top right: high jumper clears bar with spectator…

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Top left: crowd of spectators sitting on a mound with some standing. In the background huts and trees. 'Captioned 'C26 Sports Day. Stalag Luft 3. Aug 42'. Top right: a high jumper approaching the bar. In the background other competitors sitting on…

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Top left: runner about to breast finish tape in the centre and behind him a fallen runner with others further back. On the left and behind, spectators in front of an on top of huts. 'Captioned 'C20 Sports Day. Stalag Luft 3. Aug 42'. Top right: on…

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Top left: two teams of five men sitting on the ground centre and right with two further men sitting to left. In the background crowds of spectators and huts. Captioned 'C1 Sports Day. Stalag Luft 3. Aug 42'. Top right: four men wearing shorts and…

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Title 'Sports day, Aug 42, C1-C44, Pages 1-7'

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Top left: Two posters; titled 'Keep your mind occupied' and ' Speed Sport'. Two paintings, one landscape and one of men decorating a room' all pinned on a wall. Top right: a model Lysander and a four wheeled carriage on the ground.. Captioned 'A 17…

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Top left: model sailing boat on a stand on table. Captioned 'A 11 NCO's Arts and Crafts Exhib. Stalag Luft 3. Aug 42'. Top right: model monoplane with matchbox alongside resting on a table. Captioned 'A 8 NCO's Arts and Crafts Exhib. Stalag Luft 3.…

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Title 'A1 - 18 Arts and Crafts'

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Top left: model sailing boat on table. Captioned 'A1 NCO's Arts and Crafts Exhib. Stalag Luft 3. Aug 42'. Top right: Two men leaning over a table covered with models with two men standing behind them, In the background, two further men looking at…

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Dave warns his fiancée, Betty, that he had to change station again. The journey was long and tiring. It is located near the town of Assiniboia from which the station takes its name. He concludes with affection for Betty.

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Half-length portrait of Frances Valentine wearing dress and bonnet sitting holding an open book. On the reverse 'No 19, To Sgt J R M Valentine, British P/W No 450, Stalag Luft III, (VI), Germany, From Mrs Valentine, Lido, Tenterdon Grove, London…

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Full-length portrait of toddler Frances Valentine wearing swimming suit standing by a bucket on a lawn. On the reverse On the reverse 'No 9, To Sergeant J R M Valentine, British Prisoner of War No 450, Stalag Luft III, Germany, From Mrs Valentine,…

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A list of 16 aircraft and crew lost between May and November 1942 from 301 Squadron.
Business card for P/O Harry William Bock, Polish Air Force.

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Second of David Geach's diaries, describing his training for aircrew at Kingstown, Heaton Park, Hastings and Harrogate until his embarkation to Canada on the Queen Mary. Covers the period from 20 June 1942 to 7 October 1942.

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Top left first page - three-quarter length portrait of an airman wearing tunic and side cap. Text notes that he joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long…

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Joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long association with 57 Squadron then flying Blenheims as part of British Expeditionary Force in France followed by…

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Wishes her happy birthday, no news of next leave. Is now ready to leave West Freugh with its eternal training. - the Operational Training Unit must be better. Notes Scottish band passing by 'they are for ever making no end of a wild din dancing…

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Catches up with news and tells his mother not to worry about him.

Bill is interested to hear about the 'fellows in the caravan', who seem to be conscientious objectors. Says he has sympathy for people with genuine objections and has talked with…

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Bill hopes harvest is going well and complains about food in the camp.

He gives a vivid description of dinghy drill, which was very funny to watch, but got on well with his own swimming and went on to Girvan where he describes what they did on…

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Bill catches up with family news and comments on the wet weather. States food is now better, although not as when first improved. Catches up with more news of farm and friends as well as family fund-raising for dinghies. Outlines what they do for…
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