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MElliottJD19200425-210211-01.pdf
Experiences of the prisoners of war in the Belaria camp of Stalag Luft 3 by Squadron Leader Bryce Cousens. It contains stories, poems and illustrations.

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Describes operations as Lancaster pilot. Detailed description of last sortie to attack Dortmund-Ems canal on 6 November 1944. His aircraft was attacked by FW 190 which was driven of and then set on fire by another fighter attack. Describes bailing…

MLayneWH963102-170607-01.pdf
Includes certificates as a prisoner at Dulag Luft and Stalag Luft 6, sketch map showing locations of prisoner of war camps, list of crew with brevets, Churchill's speech, cartoons of prisoner life, contents of Red Cross parcels, notes, signatures,…

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Informs her that her husband had been moved to another camp and she should sent mail to Stalag Luft 3 Stalag 357.

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Top - Says he is keeping well but little news. Looking forward to receiving mail.

Bottom - writes that he is fit and had been to performance at camp theatre. Mentions pantomime starting in a few days.

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Top - writes that he was in good health and getting plenty of food. Would appreciate cigarettes and gives address to send then to.

Bottom - Writes he is fit and well. Has met friend who sends best wishes. Asks for underwear to be sent in his…

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Thanks her for her letter. Advises her to continue to address letters to Stalag 357 in case his move to Stalag Luft 3 did not take place.

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'Stamped this letter was delayed by German authorities and has been forwarded by allied forces'. Writes that he had cold and had received no mail. Hopes he will be home for start of fishing season. Comments on nice weather and asks after son David.…

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Writes that he is due to leave current camp along with eleven officers to go to Stalag Luft 3. Asks for photographs of son David and he would have changed from the baby ones he has. Says he would be pleased to get cigarettes and asks what she thinks…

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Hopes she and son are keeping well and that he is fit and cheerful. Mentions poor weather, someone he just met and that he had had no mail from her recently.

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Catches up with news of activities, baby, cinema, reading, the local area, friends and acquaintances.

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Writes of baby attending first party and teething process. Catches up on news, activities, friends/acquaintances, mail and other gossip. Hopes he received photographs.

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Starts by commenting on poor weather and both she and baby having colds. Mentions plans for cinema and having tea with friend, mentions other acquaintances. Continues with news of baby photographs and other general gossip.

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Catches up with news of acquaintances, post and her activities. Mentions Christmas cards, parcels and shopping problems. Continues with general gossip including news of baby son, weather and other activities.

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Catches up with recent mail and family baby matters and other activities. Continues with news of acquaintances.

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Gives personal details and has head and shoulders photograph. Notes at Stalag Luft 3, Oflag IX A.

MGreenAW104402-160919-02.pdf
A biography of Alan Green with personal photographs and headlines. It covers his training in Canada and UK. First squadron was 218 at Marham flying Wellingtons as a navigator, then Stirlings. He flew 22 operations and was shot down by friendly fire.…

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12 postcards written by Alan Green whilst a prisoner of war. He thanks his parents for their mail, news of Basil, requests cigarettes, photographs, socks and a toothbrush, receipt of parcels and a list of clothing.

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Alan Green's prisoner of war record with his personal details.

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Alan talks about issues with the family building firm.

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Alan writes he has received letter from family and friends but also bad news about Ruth's mother.

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Alan writes that more letters have been arriving. He asks about his Caterpillar Club badge. He is losing a lot of hair but is fit.

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Alan has moved to a different camp. He has had news that his friend, Pip is missing. He has been reading a lot. He asks for an Oxford Concise Dictionary.

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Alan writes that he is being transferred to another camp. He recalls previous Christmases and talks about family and friends.

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Alan writes that mail is coming through from his parents. He asks after Basil and states he is keeping fit, physically and mentally.
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