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Alan states that he is well and asks for chocolate. He asks after friends and family.

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Alan writes that mail is coming through from his parents. He asks after Basil and states he is keeping fit, physically and mentally.

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Alan writes that nothing has changed. He asks for brown leather gloves to be sent. He asks after Basil and Pip then asks for his car to be looked after.

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Alan writes that he is being transferred to another camp. He recalls previous Christmases and talks about family and friends.

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Alan has moved to a different camp. He has had news that his friend, Pip is missing. He has been reading a lot. He asks for an Oxford Concise Dictionary.

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Alan writes that more letters have been arriving. He asks about his Caterpillar Club badge. He is losing a lot of hair but is fit.

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Alan writes he has received letter from family and friends but also bad news about Ruth's mother.

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Alan talks about issues with the family building firm.

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12 postcards written by Alan Green whilst a prisoner of war. He thanks his parents for their mail, news of Basil, requests cigarettes, photographs, socks and a toothbrush, receipt of parcels and a list of clothing.

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A book in which Alan kept names and addresses, poems, lists of text books, list of things to do, hotels, restaurants and bars in UK to visit.

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Alan Robson writes to Mrs Miller from M.- Stammlager 1X A telling her he flew with her son Teddy and expects her to hear bad news.

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George Thomson had always wanted to fly. When he volunteered for the RAF he hoped to be a pilot but re-mustered as a navigator. He was posted to 15 Squadron based at RAF Mildenhall. On their first operation they were attacked by fighters three times.…

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George Thomson was a navigator with 15 Squadron based at RAF Mildenhall. On their nineteenth operation they came under attack and had to bale out of the aircraft. The pilot and mid-upper gunner both died. When he landed he saw a parachute stuck in a…

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Albanetto Bovani claims he helped from 1 May 1944 to 8 September 1944, three allied prisoners of war in the village of Torbecchia, near Pistoia. He gave them food, clothes, cigarettes, and 1000 lire. On the evening of 8 September he was put in front…

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Albina Barni claims she helped John F Kerrigan, David Douglas, Alex Rodgers, and Erbert Nirton providing food and blankets. On 10 March 1944, John F Kerrigan was shot in an arm while he was with the Resistance and Albina tended him.

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Albirena Poli claims she helped some allied serivcemen providing food and clothes. Among them John Cunningham (847028) who lived in her house for two days.

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Alderigo Ghelli claims he helped eight English servicemen who arrived on 9 September 1943 at Sabatino Vezzosi’ house: David Pugh, Reginald Painter, T Wallace Hume, William Black, Victor Simmons, Frank Jaques, and Frederick Pears. Alderigo endorses …

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Lidia Vendramin reminisces her childhood in Sacile including details on her primary schooling, family, and town life. Contrasts the public manifestations of joy the day the war was declared, with the shock and dismay of her parents, whose lives had…

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Alessio Ferri claims he helped, from 8 September 1943 to 1 September 1944, some Allied servicemen, giving them food and clothes. For his efforts, he received a certificate of thankfulness (number 83271-18246)

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Alfonsa Torracchi claims she helped, from 10 September 1943 to 20 December 1943, eleven allied prisoners of war in the Striglianella area, near Pistoia. Her son Primo Lucchesi always brought them food in the woods where they hid. On 20 December, they…

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Alfredo Barni claims he helped twelve allied prisoners of war, from 9 September 1943 to 30 June 1944: three hosted in his house, the others hidden in the mountains. For his efforts, he received a certificate of thankfulness.

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Alfredo Giovannetti claims he helped two English prisoners of war in the village of Baco, near Pistoia. He helped the first for a month, giving him food, cigarettes, and clothes; the second stayed in his house for eight days, and for other eight he…

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Alfredo Peli claims he helped, from 7 September 1943 to 1 September 1944, some Allied servicemen. He gave them food and clothes. For his efforts, he received a certificate of thankfulness (number 83270-18248).

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Alina Franchi claims she helped some allied prisoners of war, from 5 September 1943 to 20 November 1943, in Felciana and Vacchirossoli areas, in the municipality of Montale (Pistoia). For her efforts, she received a certificate of thankfulness…

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Alipio Biagini claims he helped, from 8 September 1943 to 1 September 1944, six Allied servicemen providing their service numbers: 6013099, 3327632, 4385978, 4347178, 259775, 4691070.
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