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Photograph 1 is five adults and four children grouped outside a bungalow. On their left is an alsatian dog.
Photograph 2 is three children holding hands in a park. Behind a man and woman are lying on the grass.
Photograph 3 is two children sitting…

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Top - Thirteen aircrew in two rows wearing tunic or battledress. Five are sitting in front with a dog in the centre. David Donaldson is centre front and Reg Woolgar is standing fourth from the left on the back row. In the background trees. Bottom -…

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Top six aircrew, three kneeling in front and three standing behind. David Donaldson is front centre holding onto a dog. Signatures on the bottom (A [..] Lauden front row left and A R Kendrick front row right). The dog's name 'Dusky' is written on…

Heinrich Stöppler's account of the events at Franzgraben 85 (Municipal Cleaning Department).

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Photograph 1 is a woman sitting on a deck chair in a garden.
Photograph 2 is a man sitting on a deck chair at the beach. He is smoking a pipe and stroking a pale dog. Captioned 'Ken's father - Horace Walter'.
Photograph 3 is two men sitting on a…

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PClydeSmithD16020016.jpg
Top left, a woman on a horse silhouetted against the sky with trees and horizon in the background.
Top right, side view of a woman sitting on a horse with a fence, trees and substantial house in the background.
Bottom, a three quarter length…

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PClydeSmithD16020025.jpg
Top left, a saddled horse standing on a driveway by a house wall with creeping ivy.
Top right, A saddled Horse standing on a driveway. To the right a car and part of a building with window.
Bottom, a saddled horse with a woman standing holding…

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PClydeSmithD16020027.jpg
Top left, the forepart of a saddled horse standing in front of a house.
Top right, the forepart of a horse with a figure standing obscured behind it. In the background trees.
Bottom, a woman wearing a jacket leading two horses by the reins. In…

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PClydeSmithD16020006.jpg
Top centre, a man wearing flat cap and jacket standing to the right in front of a horse to the left. Behind the man on the right, a wooden fence and a woods. Bottom centre, a group of horses with riders in the distance on a lane with trees either…

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Top left - A large white multistory building with road in front with parked bicycles and women walking. Top right - view from a window on road and sea beyond. Captioned 'the view'. Middle - Joy Dawson sitting at a bar. captioned 'the…

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Alessandra Rivalta recalls her early life, first as member of Opera Nazionale Balilla then as an undergraduate student at the faculty of humanities. Describes the start of the war, early anti-aircraft precautions and wartime life: food shortage,…

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Alun Emlyn-Jones (known as Grem among his RAF colleagues) was raised in Cardiff and attended boarding schools in Oxfordshire. He worked manufacturing office supplies when he volunteered to serve in Bomber Command, hoping to avoid being called up to…

ABianchiA170223.mp3
Angela Bianchi remembers wartime life in the outskirts of Pavia, where she lived on a farm with other families. Recalls her experiences of being bombed while working in a clothes factory situated close to one of the most important Ticino bridges,…

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Efrem Colombi recalls his care-free childhood, initially in the Bergamo countryside and then in Milan. Emphasises his life-long radical anti-Clericalism and recounts how he ran away several times from Catholic boarding schools because of his…

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Fausta Maggioni recalls memories of her wartime life in Milan. She describes a sizeable shelter reinforced with wooden props, a little bag with the few valuables she had always to bring along, as well as the many duties of her father as warden, who…

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Ferdinando Righi recalls his early life in Monfalcone, brought up by his mother while his father served as a submariner. Describes daily life in wartime: how he used to sleep fully clothed, waiting for the air raid siren. His mother would put some…

ANocchieriF170202.mp3
Franco Nocchieri recalls his early years as an orphan in several different towns in the Province of Pavia. He describes the bombing of the Voghera railway station, which started while he was heading to school. He goes on to explain how he and his…

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Guido Dell’Era recollects daily life in wartime Milan, stressing inadequate war preparation. Describes a disciplined, regimented society which later turned to disillusionment. Recollects the declaration of war, the fall of the fascist regime and…

Memoro#4729.mp3
Helga Cent-Velden (b. 1926) recounts her life in Berlin under constant threat of bombing. Describes how her father tried to locate a suitable air raid shelter for the family and especially how he ruled out the Shell House because of a canal running…

Memoro#542.mp3
Maria Malagni (b. 1921) recalls her difficult childhood and chequered schooling history. Mentions wartime anecdotes: the death of her fiancé, an airman shot down over Brindisi; fascists seizing supplies; the capture of two partisans that her father…

AFerrariM170116.mp3
Marino Ferrari recalls his early life as an engineer at Pavia arsenal, and later in Catanzaro and Verona. Describes his life as an Italian military internee in East Prussia, working in different lumberyards. Speaks with affection of the German…

ATencaMontiniN180613.mp3
Nino Tenca Montini reminisces about his wartime experiences in Udine and in the Friuli region. Describes the family shelter as a concrete reinforced basement, sparsely furnished with wooden benches. Recalls the urge to escape the vigilance of adults…

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Paolo Bottani recalls wartime memories of a working-class family in Milan. Describes the widespread enthusiasm for the declaration of war, followed by a relatively calm period. Mentions alarms as greeted initially with joy because classes stopped and…

Memoro#Bombe-a-Torino_3.mp3
Tino Luparia (b. 1930) chronicles the first daylight bombing of Turin which was aimed at the SPA industries, then a defence contractor. Describes the effects of a massive unexploded bomb which pierced all floors of a building and stopped immediately…
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