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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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Four small fragments, captioned ' bits from 75 Squadron Stirling crash 1/12/43 on approach to R.A.F. Acklington returning damaged from an op. A/c hit a cottage on approach to airfield. 6 crew and five children killed. Location of crash North…

SHookKG195765v10028.pdf
This occurred on 1 December 1943, Ken Hook was the only crew member to survive. Five small children were killed.

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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…

SHookKG195765v10055.pdf
Photographs of the five children and their gravestone

SHookKG195765v10073.pdf
These report the crash of the Stirling where Ken was the sole surviving crew member, and five children were killed, on the 1 December 1943.

MMarsdenJ1591984-151027-03.pdf
A detailed memoir of the operation to Mailly-le-Camp when Lancaster JB314 crashed, killing all eight crew on board. It includes a detailed description by Michel, a teacher at Courboin. The remains of the airmen are collected and buried with ceremony.…

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A celebration of an act of heroism involving Jack Marsden, Paul and Gaston Charruet. An introduction to the story of Jack Marsden's escape. The second part is a history of the events by Michel Hallard. She describes the screams of Gaston Charruet and…

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Two airmen standing in a yard, watched by two children. Behind is a convoy of trucks. Further behind is a row of houses and two church steeples.

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Roy on VE day, wearing his boy scout uniform.

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A half length portrait of Roy Saunders, aged eight.

MSaundersA[DoB]-171003-01.pdf
A document written as a Summer Project whilst Aidan was at school. She discusses their early years after her grandparents got married in London. During the war the family moved to Wales for safety.
After the war John, possibly her brother, became a…

BSaundersRASaundersRAv1.pdf
Roy was evacuated four times.
The first to Isleham and he was accompanied by his maternal grandparents and Alan from next door. There was no electricity, water or sewerage in the farmhouse. Gas was installed but never used. Lighting was by paraffin…

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Roy in scout uniform, September 1942.

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A full length studio portrait of Jill. Information supplied with the collection sates the photograph was taken on March 1941 when Jill was 4 years and 5 months old.

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Two photographs of Jill Carter.
Photo 1 is a young girl standing in a garden. Additional information supplied with the collection states 'aged 1 year 9 months, taken 2-8-38'.
Photo 2 is a young girl in a photographer's studio 'aged 3 years 5…

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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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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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