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Three clergy in white robes give communion to two members of the United States Army Air Force. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Two servicewomen wearing headscarf. The middle figure is shaking hands with a clergyman in full robes. Roman Catholic Bishop shaking hands with two female USAAF members in headscarves. Written on reverse 'Archbishop Spellman in the Marianas' but not…

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Group of clergy and service participants standing by an altar. Taken at a Christian communion service. Part of a religious service before either the Hiroshima or Nagasaki missions. Additional Information about this item was kindly provided by the…

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RAF personnel seated while singing a hymn at a Christian open air service, led by Chaplain William Downey. He led services before the Hiroshima and Nagasaki missions. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Head and shoulders portrait of the Reverend Maurice Henry Edwards, chaplain in chief Royal Air Force wearing tunic and peaked cap. Joyce Donaldson's father.

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A padre thanks David for a very good evening at a dance. He and Chaplain-in-Chief were impressed by spirit of friendship. Wishes family well for Christmas.

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Top - formal portrait of four aircrew officers, two sitting in front and two standing behind. All are wearing tunic and peaked cap. Front centre man has pilot brevet, the others half brevet. Bottom - eight members of Women's Auxiliary Air Force and…

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Head an shoulder portrait of the Reverend Maurice Henry Edwards, chaplain in chief Royal Air Force, looking to the right, wearing tunic and peaked cap. Joyce Donaldson's father.

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Head an shoulder portrait of the Reverend Maurice Henry Edwards, chaplain in chief Royal Air Force wearing tunic and peaked cap. Joyce Donaldson's father.

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Top - eight members of Women's Auxiliary Air Force and seven Royal Air Force officers in two rows. Seven sitting in front and eight standing behind. All are wearing tunics and peaked hats. There is one padre in back row. Joyce Donaldson is third from…

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Top - eight members of Women's Auxiliary Air Force and seven Royal Air Force officers in two rows. Seven sitting in front and eight standing behind. All are wearing tunics and peaked hats. Joyce Donaldson is third from the right back row. There is…

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Letter from the Chaplain at Royal Air Force Oakington to Mrs Wilson expressing his sympathy that her husband and his crew did not return from an operation to Nuremberg the previous evening.

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Four hymns posted to Doris Weeks

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Rewritten version of Psalm 23 addressing great father chief

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Ingrid Dennull reminisces about her wartime experiences in Berlin and then as an evacuee and teacher in East Prussia. She recounts various episodes related to the Dresden raid and its aftermath: seeing from a distance the target indicators, dubbed…

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He writes of activities at RAF Silverstone and encloses a bank statement from the National Provincial Bank Limited showing he is £149.9.7 in credit.

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Ornate certificate with religious pictures and sayings around border including a note to sponsors. Made out to Charles Randall Godfrey baptised 16 October 1921.

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The interviewee recalls her wartime years at Cordenons, starting from the day the outbreak of the war was announced on the radio. She describes how she anticipated the air raid siren with a mixture of elation and fear, being somewhat eager to skip…

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The informant describes two bombings he eye-witnessed in the Sesto San Giovanni and Niguarda area. During the first, he was in a basement adapted as underground shelter: he recollects women reciting the rosary and a queasy sensation in the stomach…

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Photograph 1 is of a stack of medium capacity bombs.
Photograph 2 is of the interior of a chapel. Captioned 'Binbrook chapel of rest'.
Photographs 3, 5 and 6 are of two airmen standing next to large stockpiles of medium capacity bombs.
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Order of Service - hymns, psalms and blessings.

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MBubbGJ1477939-160322-08.pdf
Black leather front cover has RAF badge. Inside page two has message from the King extolling bible, page three name and address. Last two pages blank.

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Certificate of birth and baptism for David Antony Boldy, 10 September 1918 by the Armenian Holy Church at Kolkata.

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AColomboS161203.mp3
Santina Colombo describes her early life in a family of farmers, her father a fervent socialist. She mentions the start of the war announced on the radio and gives a detailed account of civilian life in wartime Milan: scarce food, growing vegetables…

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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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