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Full-length image of Ursula Valentine standing on lawn bending down to hand something to a standing toddler Frances Valentine who is wearing white dress. In the background left shrubs and a fence, in the centre pots and right a tree. On the reverse…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Ursula Valentine holding up a ball for baby Frances Valentine who is wearing a white dress. In the background a wooden fence, shrubs and part of a house. On the reverse 'No 5, To Sergeant J R M Valentine, British…

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Ursula Valentine sitting on lawn holding onto a standing toddler Frances Valentine. In the background flower beds, shrubs, fence and part of a house with double door. On the reverse 'No 12 To Sergeant J R M Valentine,Stammlager Luft III, Germany,…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Ursula Valentine on the right wearing shirt with sleeves rolled looking at something in her hand. On the left, Frances Valentine wearing coat looking down at her hands. In the background a fence. On the reverse 'No 28,…

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Ursula Valentine standing wearing skirt and blouse bending down offering a jar of sweets to a boy (David Simmonds) on the right. On the left, Frances Valentine watches. In the background flowers, fence and trees. On the reverse 'To Sgt J R M…

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Three-quarter length portrait of Ursula Valentine wearing flowered dress sitting with toddler Frances Valentine wearing white dress perched on mother's knee. On the reverse 'No 13, To Sergeant J R M Valentine, British Prisoner of War No 450, Stalag…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Ursula Valentine on the left wearing a facinator hat and pearl necklace smiling at Frances Valentine on the left wearing jumper and holding a biscuit. On the reverse 'No 23, To Sgt J R M Valentine, British P-O-W No 450,…

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Sergeant observer J Douglas Hudson resting at home after being released from spending two years in French North African internment camps. Freed after British and American troop landings in November. Tells of force landing in Tunisia, internment in Le…

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Two individuals with raised arms three German soldiers, surrounded by debris. On reverse '(Handwritten) Russian prisoners being shot by Jerries. (Copy of a print found at Nazi headquarters Luchenwalde)'.

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Top - from Wally Layne reporting arrival of five letters that month. Says he has a cold and wishes the weather would settle. Mentions, snow, long winter and that he had had no parcels yet.

Bottom - from Robbie. Thanks her for letters and mentions…

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Top - writes that he was in good health and getting plenty of food. Would appreciate cigarettes and gives address to send then to.

Bottom - Writes he is fit and well. Has met friend who sends best wishes. Asks for underwear to be sent in his…

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Top - hopes that she is now a mother. Says he had had one letter from her and was keeping fit. Mentions playing football. mentions he had given up book keeping and gone back to salesmanship.

Bottom - say he received two letters and was pleased…

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Top - reports arrival of five of her letters to him and mentions other mail. Mentions books he had read and was recommending to her.

Bottom - reports arrival of mail from friends and that he heard they had had a son. He says he will be glad to get…

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Top - To his wife he writes that he received the first letter from her and hopes more would come soon. Mentions starting football again.

Bottom - To mother and father he reports arrival of letters and hopes they are getting his. Reports he is…

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Top - to his wife saying he was writing by flickering lamp. Writes that things are moving quickly and everyone expects to be home by Christmas but he couldn't imagine the war ending.

Middle - front of postcard with address to Mr and Mrs…

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Top - Says he is keeping well but little news. Looking forward to receiving mail.

Bottom - writes that he is fit and had been to performance at camp theatre. Mentions pantomime starting in a few days.

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Left - messages from Bob Wareing. He was now in Germany and in good health. Mention bailing out, aircraft on fire, after operation to Le Havre. Continues with description of how news of him reached his wife.
Right - Army and RAF pay changes, Table…

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Two individuals seated on each end of a bench at a rectangular table, placed on paved/brick flooring. Individual seated at near end of the bench appears to be preparing food, the other individual appears to be rolling foodstuff, a knife is visible…

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First article: Rostov evacuated, fierce fighting on banks of the Don, Novocherkassk also abandoned, Russian pressure kept up at Voronezh. Account from eastern front. Second article: barbarity of Japanese, allied prisoners tortured, prisoners short of…

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Article 1. Headlines: implacable foe of new deal, Republican's new chairman. Deals with appointment of Mr Harrison Spangler as the new chairman of the United States Republican party national committee. Article 2. Headlines; shackling of war…

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Head and shoulders portrait of two men wearing greatcoats and side caps. man on left has sergeants rank. Submitted with caption 'Ron (on the left) and his mate Ken Pugsley - the Sgt stripes are from the Air Cadets - Ron and Ken went to sign on for…

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Photo 1 is a view into a tunnel.
Photo 2 is a section of floorboards removed to show the tunnel entrance.
Photo 3 is a view along the tunnel.
Photo 4 and 5 are the potato wine pot, captioned 'Potato wine being made, subsequently banned as it was…

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States that he managed to bail out before plane crashed. Would be moved to permanent camp soon. Request wife not to send anything yet.

BWhiteheadTWhiteheadTv1.pdf
Belonging to Sergeant Tom Whitehead, B.P.O.W. 1051, Stalag Luft 6. Contains newspaper cutting with news of Tom Whitehead as prisoner of war. Main dates of events and locations from shoot down to liberation. Includes a poem 'Joe', cartoon, diet sheet,…

OWhiteheadT1502391-180307-02.pdf
States that Tom Whitehead was released from service as a Warrant Officer on 14 April 1946.
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