Sunday, September 23, 2012

Remains of a Lancaster crew discovered in Germany

This might be of interest to the readers of this blog. 
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

"A Border Man in Normandy"

1.Sgt. John Dugdale Vallely display
[KORBR & Border Regiment Museum, Carlisle]
2. Border Regiment badge, Cumbria Military Museum 
3. Carlisle Castle through the morning mist 

4. Front cover: "A Border Man in Normandy"
A French peasant (Sgt Vallely) gives directions: 
"Five kilometres sir, I believe". 

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Telephone call from Dachau

Paris, France, April 1945
Mme. Marguerite Antelme sits alone facing the fireplace. The telephone is next to her. It rings.

Her husband Robert and his sister had been deported to Germany the previous year. The telephone call is from Dachau. Good or bad, there is news at last.

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

26 Field Hygiene Section (R.A.M.C)

The above photograph of 26 Field Hygiene Section , Royal Army Medical Corps was taken by the Commanding Officer, Major E.R. ('Peter') Hargreaves. It was taken with the use of a timer.

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Sunday, September 02, 2012

"He gave his body and soul for France"

Photographs (Top to Bottom): 

1. Grave of Sgt. Pierre Laigle (2nd Armoured Division) 
Killed in action 25.08.1944, Place de la Concorde, Paris.
Interred at Langelle Cemetery, Lourdes.

2. View of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.

3. Arc de Triomphe, Paris.

4. Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. 

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