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Six views of Ted's box used for storing badges.
#1 has F/Sgt Thornhill on the front with flags of the USA, United Kingdom and USSR on the top.
#2 has F/Sgt Thornhill on the front.
#3 is the side with Stalag IVB.
#4 is the back showing the…

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A letter card for sending mail to prisoners.

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He apologises for having nothing new to say but he is fit and well.

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He reminds his wife that he is writing on the day of their first wedding anniversary. He expresses love for her and says he hopes to be home soon.

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The telegram advises that he has arrived back in England. Handwritten is 'Ted home from POW camp'.

E[Author]GTOwenHW570116.pdf
A letter referring to the night of the crash and George's subsequent escape via Switzerland. He was caught while trying to get to Spain and sent to Paris. After the war he worked for the post office in Calgary.

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Flight engineer on B-24. Posted to 614 Squadron at Amendola, Italy. Relates first trip in Wellington, flew with squadron CO. Gives some description of Amendola air base operations. Relates some experiences with oil drum heater. Mentions flying home…

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Notes service with 614 Squadron, part of 205 Group, Mediterranean allied strategic air force on B-24 as flight engineer. Relates his first operation in a Wellington. Changed to 104 Squadron. Gives description of base at Amendola, Italy. Relates…

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L’intervistata è Marcella Romagnoli Giacomelli, nata a Pistoia nel 1927. Interviene la tata della famiglia. L’intervista è effettuata da Claudio Rosati a Pistoia, presso l’abitazione dell’informatrice, il 18 ottobre 1984. Dopo il primo…

BLanningWPalmerRAMv1.pdf
The story of an attack by Pathfinders of 35,105,109 and 582 Squadrons 23 December 1944. Tribute to Robert pPalmer and thirty comrades who died with him. Contains history of Battle of the Bulge. Description of Oboe system. List of aircraft and crews…

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Mentions that his son had previously been reported missing and while no news of him had come to hand a report regarding two of his crew had been received from the red cross. Flight Sergeant R K Yeulett was captured and Flight Lieutenant G Russell…

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Left - view of gate entranceway with trees behind.
Middle - view of grave cross with 'Englander' and wreaths.
Right - view of part of cemetery with grave crosses and open landscape beyond with trees, hills and houses in distance. Captioned…

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A memoir written by a Royal Australian Air Force wireless operator. Firstly he describes major events in the war but he continues with his own experience training in Canada then commencing further training in the UK. Only three pages are…

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A group of men mostly wearing Mae Wests standing by the rear fuselage of a Lancaster. Submitted with caption 'pow 2'.

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Prisoners of war lined up to rear fuselage of a Lancaster. Submitted with caption 'pow 1'.

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Booklet giving rules for conduct as a prisoner of war and rights.

LRidingRH1525125v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for R H Riding, navigator, covering the period from 5 January 1942 to 25 April 1948. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war flying with 1332 heavy conversion…

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A coloured sketch of the crew of Stirling BK604 completed by a prisoner at Dulag Luft.

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Eight photographs of the crew of Stirling BK604. Four were killed and four were taken prisoner.

MTrevaynePR1291380-191205-02.pdf
A detailed account of the last flight of a Stirling operation on Hamburg.

MHitchcockJS740899-170926-06.pdf
Contains instructions if captured by the Enemy. It advises the type of information they will seek, the methods they will use and how to avoid being tricked.

MRosserLV745193-190517-05.pdf
Covers general responsibilities, name rank and number, behaviour under interrogation, what the enemy will try to find out, how information is obtained by enemy (sources and methods), do's and don'ts, and rights of a prisoner.
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