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A young girl standing in front of a crashed aircraft engine.
The photograph is repeated in another album with the following handwritten on the reverse 'Therese del Sole devant le moteur d'avion env? 1945 a Notre Dame de Bliquetuit'.

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An evacuee at the start of the war, He later became one of three Meteorological Officers at RAF North Creake. He discusses the role of the Met Officer.

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Long table with table cloth, flower table decorations, bunting, plates of party food, young children seated at the table, mothers standing behind, houses in background.

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Page captioned, 'Enschede Xmas Party, Xmas party given to the Dutch children, by 35 wing.' Four photographs, two showing two views of a large building with windmill, of the other two one is showing the inside of a large building decorated with three…

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15 young chidren, three older boys, some of the young ones have bunches of flowers. Two adults one RAF the other a female in uniform. They are standing in a playground buildings in the background.
On the reverse, handwritten 'Belsen'.

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Popeye doll with red scarf, blue jumper and trousers taken on flights by a crew for luck. The word 'Foreign' is written on the back of its neck.
The mascot was recovered from the crash of Lancaster WS-O LM432. The aircraft was flying from Manston…

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Sidney and Una both experienced the effect of the war in Sheffield as a child. When Dunkirk survivors arrived at the nearby Reception Centre Sidney collected many souvenirs such as cap badges and his aunt also took two soldiers in to her home while…

BMannAMannAv3.pdf
Reminisces about pre-war and early war days as a schoolboy in Lewisham. Recalls events at the beginning of the war. Includes photographs of aircraft and naval ships. Continues with history of events through the war's early years including…

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Recalls German twin engine aircraft flying at very low level over Lincoln. He subsequently though it was a Ju-88. Adds some other wartime anecdotes. Includes b/w photograph of a JU-88.

BColemanTEColemanTEv1.pdf
Describes growing up in the Netherlands before the war. Writes of the political situation in the Netherlands before the war. Mentions the invasion by the Germans and subsequently describes life under occupation. Includes photographs of Rotterdam…

AMaxwellMI190904.mp3
Margaret was almost twelve years old at the outbreak of World War Two and living in Romford, Essex. She remembers the announcement made by Neville Chamberlain on the radio on September 3rd 1939. Margaret recounts being issued with a gas mask and how…

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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'.…

BDowardATansleyEHv2.pdf
Biography of Ernest Tansley's daughter Anne. Writes of background and family. Gives service history of her father including joining, training in England and the United States and eventual posting to 57 Squadron at RAF Scampton. Writes of her memories…

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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.'

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-023.pdf
The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the Editors comments, POWs released by the Russians, ex-Internees welcomed home, entertainment at the Camps, Escaped Prisoners…

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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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