Friday, February 26, 2010

An acquisition by the Imperial War Museum

Ron has donated his war diary to the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London. This will now be a primary source of value for future reasearchers. This letter from Dr Simon Robbins, the IWM archivist, says it all:



It also scotches the circulating rumours that Ron was bribed to 'donate' his diary by the gift of a Jeep, despite a recent IWM photo to the contrary



Personally I'm keeping an open mind.

2 Comments:

Blogger Boabbie said...

I THINK YOU MAY BE RIGHT PETER THAT JEEP PHOTO LOOKS A BIT DODGY.

BOABBIE.BOB

Saturday, 27 February, 2010  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Very generous, Ron. These are the sort of itmes that are like gold dust. It will make a fine addition to the IWM archives in years to come.

I have previously donated some WW2 material (and indeed documents / medals etc from other periods) to different museums / archives on behalf of relatives or family friends.

Monday, 01 March, 2010  

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