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Pilot Paddy, Navigator Kenneth with Mlle. Marguerite and Mlle. Henriette. One woman is in Free French Army uniform, the other in civilian clothes. Behind is a radial engine and propeller of an aircraft.
On the reverse 'Killeen Paddy Aitken 2 FFI…

A sketch map showing a route off the Creil to Martigny road, over a bridge then into a field. The route is through St Maximin.
Information supplied with the collection describes it as 'ANACR map original'. [French Resistance] and as a map drawn by…

Four photographs and two sketch maps on an album page.

Photo 1 is an aerial view of the beachhead at Anzio, dated Oct 12th 1944.
Sketch map 1 is a route across Sardinia and Corsica to Naples with Anzio and Rome marked.
Photo 2 is a group of men…

Four civilians with Sten Gun and rifles, sitting under a tree. Information supplied with the collection states 'Partisans near Krakow'.


Photo 1 is a Stirling dropping supplies containing arms, ammunition and medical supplies.
Photo 2 is the supplies on parachutes.

A biography of Arthur Pritchard written by his daughter. It covers his training, operations and the night he was shot down. Despite speaking no French he was assisted to a hideout in Paris where he remained until Paris was liberated in August 1944.

Colin Deverell was born in Croydon. Upon leaving school, he worked for Oliver Typewriter Company, where he gained engineering skills to become an amateur rigger for Imperial Airways, before finding employment with Rollaston Aircraft Services in 1939.…

Leaflet thanking those in occupied France for their ongoing work in helping to slow down factory production, thus aiding the bombing effort.

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…

Bill Leckie Bill was born in Glasgow but moved to the countryside as his father suffered from bronchitis. Initially working as a cinema projectionist, Bill joined the Royal Air Force at the age of eighteen, enlisting at St John’s Wood in London as…

The war is lost and Hungarian people must rebel against the Germans and their allies. In order to save their country they have to sabotage transportation, damage industrial plants and factories, resort to strike, walkout and mass demonstration. The…

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Ida Caracchi claims she helped ten Allied servicemen. She and her husband hid them in a house located in an isolated area in the village of Striglianella, near Pistoia, bringing food and clothes. Later, they were recaptured; on 4 August 1944 German…

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Giovanni Tosi claims he helped gunner G A J Starmar, private H T Prior, major W F Barber, major R S Burton proving food and clothes.

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Domicilla Barni claims she helped some Allied servicemen from September 1943 to November 1944, providing food and clothes. One Sunday morning, Carl, Frederick, George, and John came in the village of Fognano, where she lived, in search of food. When…

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Vermiglia Bellucci claims she helped some allied prisoners of war hide in the woods near the village of Fognano, Pistoia. She gave them food and clothes.

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Idelinzo Ferri claims he helped allied prisoners of war from September 1943 to January 1944. He gave them food and provided shelter in his house. One morning, while his wife was away, she was recaptured by fascist militiamen and German soldiers who…

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Giselda Dei claims she helped Thomas S Jones (2937096) from England, Davis Douglas (2939468) from Scotland, James Hosie (260489) from Scotland, Job Kerrigan (3856100) from England, and T Turner (3975664) from England. She hid them and provided food,…

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Luigi Barni claims he helped David Douglas (3927706) from Glasgow, J F Kerrigan (3586100) from England and J R Lunt. From November 1943 to August 1944, he and his family brought them food, clothes and pocket money. Notes that J F Kerrigan remained…

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Narciso Poli claims he helped some Allied servicemen providing clothes and food.

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Field Marshall H R Alexander thanks Narciso Poli for the help given to Allied Soldiers of the British Commonwealth of Nations.

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While living as an evacuee in Settimo Spampani’s house near Pistoia, Bruno Parenti helped Royal Air Force sergeant David Pord, who escaped from the Laterina camp in the vicinity of Arezzo. From November 1943 to September 1944, Settimo and Bruno…

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Cesare Andreini, on behalf of the Comitato di Liberazione Nazionale, declares that Bruno Parenti joined the Resistance serving in the Torbecchia squad. He acted as liaison officer and never collaborated with the German army.

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H R Alexander, Field Marshall Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, thanks Bruno Parenti for the help given to Allied Soldiers.

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Giuseppe Baccarini claims he helped Lieutenant Harold Hummer (817018), of the United States Air Force, who was shot down by German anti-aircraft fire. Giuseppe helped him while he was in the village of Valdibure, near Pistoia. For this deed he…
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