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PTansleyEH1633.jpg
Irene Tansley on the left wearing dress. Ernest Tansley on the right wearing jacket and tie. with young Peter in front. They are standing on a path in a garden. Captioned 'photo is of Mum, Dad (EH Tansley) and my brother Peter, taken 1939'.…

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On the right a lady wearing knitted top with wings broach. In the centre a girl wearing white dress and on the left a boy wearing dark jacket and shorts. All sitting in line. Captioned 'Peter,Anne,Mum 1942, Peter & Anne Tansley with their mother,…

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On the left a woman wearing coat, on the right a sergeant airman wearing uniform tunic with pilot's brevet and side cap. Between the adults a girl and a boy. Captioned 'mum, Anne,Peter, Dad 1943 (edited), Irene Tansley, Anne, Peter & Ernest Tansley'.…

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On the right a woman wearing knitted top with wings broach. In the centre a girl wearing white dress and on the left a boy wearing dark jacket and shorts. All sitting in line. On the reverse 'Peter, Anne, Mum'. Note attached 'In this photo, mum is…

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A child wearing coat on the right looks at wreckage on the left. Captioned 'A child inspects the wreckage of P/O Tansleys Lancaster at Trebbin, Germany'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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On the right a child wearing coat looks at smoking wreckage on the left which is in front of a single story house. Other houses to the right. Captioned 'A child inspects the wreckage of P/O Tansley's Lancaster at Trebbin, Germany'. Additional…

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Small child in a pram, on reverse, '8/8/30 4 P.C.S.'

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Main article - states all men it is possible to use in defence of Britain will be called up and trained immediately with or without uniforms or equipment. Other headlines: obey these orders in invasion, give |L.D.V more weapons. Children for Canada…

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Front page - contains Churchill battle of Britain quote.Subsidiary headlines: dictators talk four hours; French general's appeal from London, let all children go to safety. Photograph of evacuated children sitting in row with crowd behind them.

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Main article concerning differences in sea bathing for evacuated children on east or west coasts. Offers advice to parents. Includes Pop cartoon at top right.

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Written by one of Philip Floyd's (pilot of John Valentine's aircraft) brother Michael's children based on conversations with parents. Recounts a letter to a German newspaper from a Werner Gerlach who as a young 15 year old boy witnessed the shooting…

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A boy in summer clothing is about to touch an unexploded bomb partially embedded in the ground. Behind him, a young woman in anguish with outstretched arm and open palm. Below, line drawings of fuses, bombs and other explosive devices. The text urges…

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A boy in tears with amputated hands is holding a green toy truck. His stumps are bandaged. Behind him, an explosion is throwing in the air four maimed children. On the reverse, different kinds of explosive devices are shown. The text urges not to…

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Four children sitting round a table. A girl on the right is in a high chair and a boy in centre is back to the camera. There are Christmas crackers on the table. In the background windows. On the reverse 'No 46, Sergeant J R M Valentine, British…

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A calendar for a child. A child is in a model aeroplane with a dog. There is also an enamel metal RAF badge. On the reverse 'All the best to you David, & boys of the Crew, Betty'. The front is signed by David's crew and has bombs indicating…

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Bomb-site with young man sitting in foreground with his head in his hands.

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Photograph 1 is of non-commissioned officers supervising children at a Christmas Party, captioned 'Christmas Party for the children of Vitroy [sic] en Artois and surrounding villages, in the village hall, Vitroy [sic] en Artois, given by R.A.F. 137…

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Ceramic tile commemorating Operation Manna. A woman holding a child's hand is waving a handkerchief. the child is waving a Dutch flag. Two aircraft are flying over dropping food. At the bottom the caption reads 'Voedsel-Vrede-Vrijheid 29 April . 1945…

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Mary Brophy, in summer dress, is sitting on a brick wall; behind the wall is a hedge and tree in full foliage and in front of the wall a grass verge. Mary Brophy remained in the village after the war to go to grammar school. Captioned 'Mary Brophy.…

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Harold Beech in railway worker’s uniform, with peaked cap, standing in front of a level crossing gate at Snelland railway station. On the left is a signal box and behind him, alongside the two rail tracks, is a semaphore railway signal. Harold…

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Propaganda booklet about total war containing photographs quotes and text about bombing.

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A group of 27 people in front of a Lancaster. Captioned 'Aircrew, ground crew on opposite page'. Photograph shows 26 air force personnel in two rows. The back row standing all have aircrew brevet. 12 are wearing side caps and one an officer's peaked…

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Pietro Cosma (b. 1927) remembers the bombings of Milan and recollects two wartime anecdotes: the execution of a man in front of his home and Benito Mussolini’s corpse on public display in Piazzale Loreto. Describes wartime hardships: losses; food…

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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Vittorio Finauri (b. 1931) remembers the first bombing of Foligno on 22 November 1943. Explains that it was completely unexpected and people were caught unprepared, so bombs aimed at nearby barracks resulted in a heavy death toll. Describes how some…
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