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Many wreaths stacked beside open graves at the funeral of the Lancaster airmen.

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Chaplain, mourners, Swiss military and Royal Air Force officer at the graveside for the funeral of the 14 airmen.

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14 coffins with union flags. At the side are mourners

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Grave of Captain Albert Ball VC DSO MC in cemetery surrounded by other graves.

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13 photographs of Alec's grave in Belgium

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13 photographs of Alec's grave in Belgium

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A biography of Alec written by his step sister's husband. He details the family history, his search for the grave site, his visit to the grave in 1992 and their research on the crash.

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Photograph 1 is a senior officer laying a wreath in a cemetery with airmen and civilians watching. Captioned 'Nov 1st 1944, All Saints Day. Group/ Capt MacDonald O.C. 137 Wing T.A.F. 2 laying wreath on Allied Airmens graves in Cemetery, Vitroy…

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Four photographs, two air to ground, one showing Amsterdam canals near Rijksmuseum, the other near Muiden showing some flooded areas.
The second page has two photographs the first shows a crowd in a city street in Belgium, the second shows five…

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Memoir and diary covering Charles Ward's call up to the Army and early training. Mentions that he applied to transfer to the Royal Air Force and although accepted, all transfers were cancelled due to imminent operations. Describes in detail fighting…

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Account of scattering ashes of Harold Dryhurst over Stansted airport. He was killed in an aircraft crash. Includes accounts of funeral and of accident.

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Horse drawn hearse with the coffin of Sergeant J C Shaw. There is a large group of airmen in greatcoats marching behind the hearse. The graveyard can be seen on the right of the photograph.

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Group of airmen in greatcoats standing to attention at the funeral of Sergeant J C Shaw. They are arranged in three rows. Behind are woods and the graveyard.

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A German officer leads the hearse containing the body of Sergeant J C Shaw. Behind the hearse are rows of British airmen wearing greatcoats. In the background is the graveyard and trees.

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The coffin of Sergeant J C Shaw is laid to rest by his fellow airmen. A group of German soldiers with rifles stands guard. The trees are bare of leaves.

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The grave of Sergeant J C Shaw covered in wreaths. In the background are more graves and bare trees.

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A German officer and two airmen in greatcoats saluting at the internment of Sergeant J C Shaw. Other airmen are holding wreaths to be laid on the grave. In the background the graveyard is lightly covered in snow, with the trees bare of leaves.

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Four airmen stand at the grave of Sergeant J C Shaw. On the right German soldiers fire their rifles in salute.

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A group of airmen at the internment of Sergeant J C Shaw. Two, on the left are saluting. Other airmen are holding wreaths for the grave. Light snow on the ground and trees bare of leaves in the background.

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A wreath from the Luftwaffe on the grave of Sergeant J C Shaw. It contains the words 'Die Deutsche Luftwaffe'.

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Three photographs and a newspaper cutting. The first two show the graves at Belsen, one of them still open. The third shows a group of German servicemen. The newspaper cutting reports that allied servicemen have contributed some of their rations to…

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Four photographs, two of Belsen, one shows two allied servicemen with rifles standing in front of a gravesite, captioned 'Belsen'.
The second shows a large amount of discarded shoes.
The other two show a large two storey building. There are…

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A temporary grave with '137385 F/O WCJ Lord RAF 2.1.44'.
On the reverse 'WCJ Lord 1st Grave Oerbke Stalag IIb'
and 'Plot 10, Row D. Grave No. 4'
'BLA 291'
'412303'

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A modern colour photograph of Bill Lord's permanent grave stone.
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