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Jack, dressed for tennis.

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A cartoon of two women dripping in sweat and wobbly at the knees captioned 'How we feel after 30 minutes of it'.

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A cartoon of two women fencing, captioned 'We die a thousand deaths'.

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Experiences of the prisoners of war in the Belaria camp of Stalag Luft 3 by Squadron Leader Bryce Cousens. It contains stories, poems and illustrations.

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Catches up with recent mail. Says not to worry about life insurance and catches up with her news and other gossip of doings. Concludes with cricket commentary.

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Writes about mail received and sent. Getting plenty of flying despite weather. Mentions that cricket is the rage on the station and has had a few games including international with the Australians on top. Catches up with other gossip.

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Reports arrival of her previous letters and says he is now stationed in Hertfordshire a few miles from Royston. States that the Americans had left the place in a mess. Writes about Australian cricket side's scores and performance. Gives address of…

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Addressing this letter to home as it would suffice as his letter home as well. Apologises as he is being distracted by other crew members in the hut. Comments on her exams and asks what he next appointment will be. Continues with gossip about friends…

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Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

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From Red Cross prisoner of war department. Explains that football items of clothing must be sent in next of kin parcel as there was no special label for a sports parcel.

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Writes he is fit and well and that weather was good but days drawing in. He would be sorry if he had to spend another winter as a prisoner. Talks of haircuts and mail he had received. Will be glad to get photo of baby and mentions friends at home.…

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Reports he is fit and well and mentions when her last letter had arrived. Says he is tired after playing football, tennis and rugby with more to come. Mentions doing laundry and that he might take up baseball. Discusses acquaintances in camp and says…

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Writes that he will be glad when the baby comes, that he had received a parcel and was very pleased with the contents. Asks for hair cream and boot polish in next one. Discusses mail and friends and mentions that snow has gone and that he was playing…

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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 - 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 - writes he is fit and well and that he went to a pantomime previous night. Mentions ice skating and not having any mail.

Middle - writes that he still has not heard from her. Hope mail and cigarettes on the way. Writes of meeting old school…

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Hopes she is receiving his mail and says he has had none from her yet. Tells her not to worry as he is comfortable and doing a lot of reading. Mentions people he has met and talks of football, ice skating and playing draughts.

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A large crowd of spectators in the foreground watching the activities of other men on a sports field. In the background buildings and a perimeter fence. Captioned 'Sports Recreation, RAF Lydda'. Additional information about this item was kindly…

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A large crowd of spectators on makeshift grandstand with football pitch to the left. Captioned 'Football at RAF Lydda (stands made from shipping crates)'.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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A goal keeper and three players near a goal on a football pitch surrounded by a very large number of spectators. Captioned 'Football at RAF Lydda'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Covers joining the RAF, training as an engineer and first posting to RAF Christchurch which undertook radar research. Writes of life and flying as observer in Fairey Battle on radar measurement flights. The unit then moved to RAF Defford. Goes on to…

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Seventeen men sitting and standing in two rows. All of the men except four are wearing cricket style clothing with open collars and are positioned semi-formally with their arms crossed. Three of the men in cricket attire have their collars turned up.…

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After leaving school, Bertram Yeandle joined the RAF apprentice scheme and trained as an engine fitter at RAF Halton. After completing his apprenticeship at RAF Cosford, he was posted to 148 Squadron, RAF Harwell, where he serviced Wellingtons. In…

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He says there is much time to reflect while in prisoner of war camp. He writes of his life prior to becoming a prisoner. his wife, her qualities, what attracted her to him and her activities. He continues with comment on the support of friends. He…

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A biography of Alan Green with personal photographs and headlines. It covers his training in Canada and UK. First squadron was 218 at Marham flying Wellingtons as a navigator, then Stirlings. He flew 22 operations and was shot down by friendly fire.…
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