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Note at top that although dated 1943 meant 1944. Writes that he burned all his letters and that he had received one from her nearly every week apart from when they received the incorrect report from the red cross in 1942. Apologises that there was…

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Reports arrival of latest letters and hopes his are getting through. Mentions arrival of parcel and list some contents. Writes that he will need a new pair of pyjamas. Comments on land settlement in Rhodesia for ex-servicemen. Mentions starting a…

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Photo 1 and 4 are F G Bower in his pyjamas on his bed.
Photo 2 and 3 are F G Bower working at a desk.

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Photo 1 is a street scene, dated May 1942.
Photo 2 is a part flooded road annotated 'near Moncton'.
Photo 3 is a street scene, annotated 'Moncton Main St May 1942'.
Photo 4 and 5 are a steam engine, annotated 'Montreal Express (C.N.R.) May…

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Reports arrival of letters written after hearing that he was alive and well. Assumed it was a shock and did not know how the mistake happened, Mentions mail restrictions being lifted. Says he had his hair shaved off and there had been the first snow.…

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Two photographs from an album.
A vertical aerial photograph of a burning aircraft at LG 18, Western Desert. It is captioned 'BJ 40.NT 9/10 /10/42 8" --> 7500' LG18'.
Photo 2 is an airman standing outside a tent.

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Seven b/w photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an airman identified as Donald Sharp standing outside a tent.
Photo 2 is a view across tents to the lake and a smokey steamship.
Photo 3 is a man standing outside a tent, captioned 'Our Tent'.
Photo…

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is two airmen in khaki and shorts standing outside a hut.
Photo 2 is an airman sitting at a desk, captioned 'S/Ldr Booth the skipper'.
Photo 3 and 4 are a man sitting on a motorbike. One is identified as Wag…

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Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is three airmen outside their quarters at Shaluffa, captioned 'Len Clark, WAG, Me.'
Photo 2 is Sam sitting at a desk smoking a pipe, captioned 'Me'.
Photo 3 is four airmen outside their quarters, captioned…

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Left side. Top - titled 'South Africans at Barth, Stalag Luft 1'. Eight men standing in line in snow. Fence in the background. Captioned '[....], 41/42, McGarr (killed),Charlie Black, Eric Clyde Harley, John Stevens, Roxburgh, George Framley, Roy…

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Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is inside the mess, captioned 'What a Mess!'.
Photo 2 is the inside of Sam's barracks, captioned 'What a Barracks'.
Photo 3 is a Battle loaded with bombs, captioned 'Bombing Up'.

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Sam's barracks, captioned 'Main St'.
Photo 2 is the control tower.
Photo 3 and 4 is a road turned to mud. A bulldozer is trying to clear the mud.

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Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Sam's barracks with airmen packing their belongings, captioned 'Packing! (Arthur and I)'
Photo 2 is the outside of the barracks with the snow melting, captioned 'Goodbye No 5'.
Photo 3 is an aircraft in…

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A gift from the war prisoners aid of the YMCA, it contains notes in German and English, and names and addresses of people in Australia, Brazil and Canada, tables, figures and calculations, weekly rations with list of food, and photographs of…

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Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is rows of long tables and chairs, captioned 'Mess, Airmen for the use of'.
Photo 2 is double tiered bunks, captioned 'Last on Parade'.
Photo 3 is an airman sitting on a bunk reading, captioned 'So does…

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Four photographs from an album, captioned 'Morning Parade No 5 AOS 40° Below!
Photo 1 is buildings in the snow, captioned 'Morning Parade'.
Photo 2 is a row of buildings in the snow, captioned 'Barracks'.
Photo 3 is Sam standing in the snow with…

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Top left - four men, all wearing khaki uniform with battledress tops, standing in line. In the background right bushes. Captioned 'Fred, Bill, Myself & Val'.
Top right - two men hanging upside down holding the supports to a porch roof over door to…

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Top left - a man wearing swimming trunks lays on a mat with another man sitting in a chair alongside to the right. In the middle a fence with road and another fence beyond with buildings in the background. Captioned 'Still warm'.
Top right - an man…

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Top left - in the foreground thin trees and a small hut. In the background a single story building with covered porch and windows. Captioned 'The new junior barracks'.
Top right - view looking out of a window with tree in foreground and buildings…

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Top left - Inside barrack room. Six men wearing battledress sitting round a tables studying books. Two other men stand looking at them. Captioned 'a night binding'.
Top right - two men in khaki uniform standing in front of a building. Man on the…

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Top left - interior view of dining hall with chairs and tables. Captioned 'Dining hall'. Middle right - in the foreground open grass area beyond which is a fence running left to right with tree on right and a telegraph pole to the left. In the…

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Top left - building on the left with covered porch and in the background another building at right angles to the first. Between an open area coved with snow with swept path in the centre. Captioned 'Snow at No3'.
Top right - line of PT19A from…

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Top left - head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic with head resting on his hand. Captioned 'Another day over'.
Top right - view down the interior of a barrack with wooden posts and beams. In the foreground left part of a desk and…

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Top left - in the foreground a man wearing white shorts and tee-shirt standing on the edge of a path. Behind him another man and behind right a dog. In the background a building. Captioned 'getting ready for P.T.'
Top right - ten men mostly wearing…
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