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Les Rutherford was called up for the Army just short of his twenty first birthday. He was in France at the time of Dunkirk and made it to the beach of St Valery where they were under constant bombardment. He and another soldier found a door and…

A small scale map showing the location of prisoner of war camps. A typewritten note has been attached with corrections.

He is well and has received mail. He has cigarettes and asks for more.

He is well, playing bridge, reading and walking.

He is well and has received a letter. He appreciates the pipe that he has recently received.

He is well and has received letters. He asks for photos.

He thanks them for the parcel with a pipe and other stuff.

John, standing outside with trees in the background. He is wearing a side cap and his uniform shows his sergeant's stripes and his air gunner's brevet. On reverse 'To:- Sergeant J.W.G. Saunders prisoner of war no.250760 Stalag Luft III (Stalag IVB)…

Postcard from prisoner of war, John, number 250760 to his parents and Joyce, sent from the camp, saying that he is well. It includes a coloured drawing of a snow-covered cottage with a holly border.

A head and shoulders portrait of Richard's wife, in uniform. On the reverse 'Group Captain R Kellett 738 St Luft III'.

A book used as a photo and sketch album. It contains sketches of his wife, Dorothy Frances Lydiard Kellett (nee Abbott), two sketches of horses, images taken during plays including ‘Morning Star’, '10 Minute Alibi', '‘Thunder Rock’, 'A Revue'…

An obituary published in the Times with a second cutting with a correction from an air vice-marshal.

The letter to Clara from Arthur is written from a prisoner of war camp. He writes emotionally about his regrets.

A complicated story of how Hemmens was mixed with four aircrew who survived a Halifax crash. They were all arrested on their way to Paris. They were sent to Fresnes prison then Buchenwald where Hemmens died due to medical neglect.

Two typed sheets with handwritten annotations listing the escapees.

Two telegrams with details of the escape from Stalag Luft III.

A memoir of Bernard Scheidauer who was shot down over France but crashed on Jersey. He was a prisoner at Stalag Luft 3 and was involved in the tunnels used during The Great Escape.

A head and shoulders portrait of a prisoner of war in a greatcoat. Behind is a wooden hut with barbed wire. On the front, at the top and bottom the word 'Cut' is annotated. On the reverse are several handwritten annotations - 'Tom May'
- 'No flight…

A group of 13 POWs arranged in three rows. Behind is a timber frame building. On the reverse is 'This photo was taken in Dec '39 at Oflag IX Spangenburg. It is a photo of all the RAF officers taken by the Germans up to then + 1 Fleet Air Arm officer.…
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