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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1942-08"

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Letter from Terry Ford to his parents letting them know that he has been classified as a u/t pilot, and the new intake has arrived.

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Letter from Terry Ford to his parents telling them of his life on camp and that he is still waiting to hear his classification result. He has sent some laundry home as the camp does not have laundry facilities.

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Six biplanes and a wooden hut. On the reverse 'Stanley Field Nova Scotia. The "Fleets" await the "Aces" for some Dawn Patrol over Canada's Backwoods Aug 42'.

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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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Writes about sending him socks and other items as well as about the activities of daughter Frances. Mentions she has been appointed fire-fighting group leader and been asked to do some secretarial work. Continues writing of fruit bottling, jam making…

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Catches up with received and sent mail and complains about censor restrictions on what she is allowed to write. Continues with description of her and daughters recent activities. Mentions she bought herself a skirt and her plans to send him a chess…

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She writes whilst she is on fire watching duty. She says that their daughter Frances went to tea on her own and that she has finished her diptheria immunisation. She writes that she and some friends went to tea and that she has been practising…

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Asks whether he would like her to send razor and to mention that he would like his post office savings book to be returned to her as she need his written authority for this. Asks whether he would be prepared to make a rug if she sends him materials.…

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Writes of her recent activities with daughter Frances and friends. Mentions that she has heard that food parcels from the United States have been stopped. Writes of contacting Red Cross education books section and news of friends. Continues with…

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Reports arrival of his letters and postcards and that she has at last received his prisoner of war number. Writes of results of her efforts to recruit friends and acquaintances at home and abroad to send him food parcels. Mentions arrival of heavily…

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Asks what sort of books he would like her to send and says she is doing best she can with food parcels. Mentions that income tax assessment has arrives and provides some financial details. Writes that his kit arrived from depository along with…

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Reports arrival of a number of postcards and letters and mentions parcels of tobacco and cigarettes she and his father have sent. Mentions she believes letter cards will get to him more quickly. Writes of her attempts to spread request for food…
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