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Durham Light Infantry Records

Reference: D/DLI 7

Catalogue Title: Durham Light Infantry Records

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Category: Antiquarian and Composite Records

Description: Individual Soldiers - surnames F: Fa

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Durham Light Infantry Records
Second Lieutenant Edward Waring FABER (Ref: Faber D/DLI 7/204/1-7)
Colonel Henry Gray FABER (Ref: Faber D/DLI 7/205/1-5)
John J. FAGAN (Ref: Fagan D/DLI 7/206/1)
2745 Private John Joseph FARLEY (Ref: Farley D/DLI 7/207/1-4)
Captain Michael FARR, M.B.E. (Ref: Farr D/DLI 7/208/1-11)
Captain Michael FARR, M.B.E. (Ref: Farr D/DLI 7/208/12-201)
Personal papers (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/12-16)
Letters from Michael Farr to his parents, Reginald Percy Farr and Mrs. M.H. Farr (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/17-127)
Letters from Michael Farr to his brother John Farr and sister-in-law Pamela (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/128-130)
Letter from Michael Farr to Mrs. Ian Campbell, Portugal (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/131-132)
Letters to Reginald Percy Farr and Mrs. M.H. Farr concerning their son Michael (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/133-135)
Letter from J.R.E. Hamilton-Baillie to Michael Farr concerning Eichstatt and Warburg prisoner of war camps in Germany (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/136-139)
Records concerning Franciszek Baumgart, a Polish prisoner of war at Colditz Castle, Germany (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/140-143)
Records concerning Reinhold Eggers, former security officer at Colditz Castle, and his visit to Britain in 1974 (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/144-149)
Records concerning The Colditz Association (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/150-151)
Records concerning the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of the Dyle, Belgium, in May 1940 (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/152-153)
Copy letter from Lieutenant-Colonel John H. Glenn to Michael Farr concerning the Project Mercury 'Friendship 7' space flight in 1962 (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/154)
Records concerning Messrs. James Hawker and Company of Plymouth, Devon, wine and spirit merchants (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/155-168)
Photographs (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/169-201)
2661 Sergeant-Major Thomas FARREY (SMITH) (Ref: Farrey D/DLI 7/209/1-15)
3612 Private Joseph W FARREY (Ref: Farrey D/DLI 7/875/1)
Second Lieutenant Herbert FAWCETT, M.C. (Ref: Fawcett D/DLI 7/210/1-3)

Catalogue Contents

Second Lieutenant Edward Waring FABER (Ref: Faber D/DLI 7/204/1-7)

1/5th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Medal winner (1st) in the North East Counties Cross Country Association Great War Championships, Newcastle upon Tyne, August 1915; wounded at Ypres, Belgium, 26 April 1916


Copy letter from Second Lieutenant H. [sic] Faber, The Cottage, Eaglescliffe, describing how he was wounded in Belgium, and how his life was saved by a cigarette case won at a cross country championship by Corporal Pennock, for which Faber had exchanged his prize of silver- backed hair brushes, n.d. [1916]; copy made, n.d. (1 paper, typescript]


Newspaper cutting concerning a silver cigarette box, and hair brushes, formerly belonging to Lieutenant Faber of The Durham Light Infantry, n.d. [1990s]
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Notes, compiled by the son of Lieutenant E.W. Faber, concerning his late father's military career, and his connection with Corporal Pennock, and Colonel H. Faber, 19 October 1996
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Letter from Mr. and Mrs. H. Emerson, Southport, Merseyside, to Mr. A. Faber, concerning their recent meeting at Stockton, 22 October 1996
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Photograph of a cross country champion standing beside a table containing five trophies, endorsed 'D.H.J. Champ [possibly Durham Harriers Junior Champion], Private H. Gowen Taylor, 1910' This photograph otherwise reputed to be of Corporal Pennock, 1910
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Ordnance survey map of Belgium, sheet 7, Liège, showing contours, 1912 Scale: 1 inch : 1.58 miles [1:100,000] Endorsed: Corporal S. Tunnicliffe, Dispatch Rider, 70th H.A.G., 20 March 1917
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Ordnance survey map of North West Europe, sheet 3, France (Dieppe and Amiens), showing contours, 1914 Endorsed: Corporal Tunnicliffe, Dispatch Rider, 34th Division, 19 August 1918
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Colonel Henry Gray FABER (Ref: Faber D/DLI 7/205/1-5)

5th Battalion and 13th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry


Letter from 'Hal' [Lieutenant-Colonel H.G. Faber] to his mother describing a trip to Windsor, Berkshire, June 1909
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Battalion Orders by Major H.G. Faber, officer commanding the 13th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, 2 November 1918
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'The New Hundred Thousand: a Day with the Defence Force' by Ian Hay, 1921
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Newspaper cutting concerning the annual sports day of the 5th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, at Hipswell Camp, Catterick, Yorkshire, 1922
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Group photograph of officers of the 5th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, in service dress, at Ripon Summer Camp, Yorkshire, 1924 Back row: Keyworth, Captain H.; Shaw, Lieutenant; Freeman, Second Lieutenant Edward; Armstrong, Lieutenant; Unidentified; Marley C.D. Captain (later Brigadier); Robinson, Lieutenant and Quartermaster Front row: Brown, Captain Dennis (later Colonel); Cloag, Captain Vivian F., M.C.; Kitching, H.E., Adjutant (later Colonel); Faber, Lieutenant-Colonel H.G.; Raimes, Major Alwyn Leslie, D.S.O.; Wilkin, Major Harry Finlater, M.C., F.R.C.S., (Edn), M.O.; Feetham, Lieutenant Oswald J., M.C. Seated on ground: Booth, Lieutenant Robert; Laing, Lieutenant E.
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John J. FAGAN (Ref: Fagan D/DLI 7/206/1)

'B' or 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Served in Burma campaign, 1942 - 1945; from Burma, transferred to India and attached to The Duke of Wellington's Regiment, until repatriated.


'Memories of Kohima and Burma' by John J. Fagan, 1991
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2745 Private John Joseph FARLEY (Ref: Farley D/DLI 7/207/1-4)

1st Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Born Birmingham, Warwickshire; attested Birmingham, 22 August 1887; discharged, 31 August 1899


Account book of Private J.J. Farley, 1887 - 1894 Includes: army certificate of education, third class, 1890;
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Army certificate of education, second class, of Private J.J. Farley, 10 June 1893
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Character certificate of Private J.J. Farley, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 August 1894
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Discharge certificate of Private J.J. Farley, 31 August 1899
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Captain Michael FARR, M.B.E. (Ref: Farr D/DLI 7/208/1-11)

2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Entry in McGregor; born, 6 September 1918; served Second World War, British Expeditionary Force; captured at St. Venant, France, 27 May 1940; as prisoner of war made numerous escape attempts; imprisoned in Colditz, Germany, 1943 - April 1945; awarded the M.B.E., for gallantry in the field, 1946; died, 1993.
Hauptmann Reinhold Eggers, Security Officer at Colditz Castle during the Second World War, presented his records of the Castle and its inmates, to Captain Farr in 1973


Notes by Captain Michael Farr, describing his time in Colditz Prisoner of War Camp, Germany, his captor Hauptmann Reinhold Eggers, Security Officer, and the events leading to the presentation by Eggers to Farr of records concerning Colditz Castle during the Second World War, n.d., [post 1975]
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'Journey to Freedom', notes concerning the escape attempts of Captain M. Farr as a prisoner of war during the Second World War, and of potential contributors to a proposed publication, n.d., [late 20th c.]
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Notes on the wartime service, postwar career and family background of Captain Michael Farr, M.B.E., n.d., [post 1977]
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Obituary of Captain M. Farr, by Peter C.R. Wynne-James, n.d., [1993]
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Memorandum from Peter C.R. Wynne-James to The Durham Light Infantry Museum, to accompany a copy of his obituary of Captain M. Farr, prepared for Harper's Wine and Spirit Journal and another magazine, 15 February 1993
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Photograph album and scrapbook Oflag 4C, Colditz, Saxony, 1939 - 1945, 'The Bad Boys' Camp', a collection of documents, vol. I, by Reinhold Eggers, concerning the history, layout and views of Colditz Castle; camp commandants and personnel; the career of Reinhold Eggers and reunion meetings with former Prisoners of War; and Allied propaganda leaflets; 10 October 1973 The album has extended captions for many of the photographs


Plan showing Prisoner of War camps within Germany, n.d.


Plan showing Colditz Castle and surrounding area, n.d.


Plan showing the interior of Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the Badergasse in Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of the Adolf Hitler Bridge over the Mulde River at Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of the Market Place, Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of the Church of Saint Egidien, Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of an aerial view of Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of Colditz Castle and the Mulde River, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of Colditz Castle at night, n.d.


Photograph of a view of Colditz Castle from the southwest, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of the stone bridge and entrance gate at Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of Colditz Castle from the west, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of the main gate at Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of the western side of Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of the German yard, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of the Prisoner of War kitchen and orderlies' house, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a group of sentries, in the approach yard, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of a view of the approach yard at Colditz Castle, Germany, showing the guardhouse and Saalhouse, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of three German soldiers in the guards' room, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the Prisoner of War yard, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the main door to the Prisoner of War yard, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of the Prisoner of War yard, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) showing the northwest corner of the Prisoner of War yard, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of the interior chapel of Colditz Castle, Germany c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a barracks, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of the west terrace, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a plan of the west terrace, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the west terrace, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the exterior wall, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the commandanture, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of Colditz Castle at night, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a blacksmith's premises, Roklinn, Germany, 1891


Photograph of Captain Eggers as a young child, Roklinn, Germany, 1891


Photograph of Captain Eggers, in his school uniform, 1896


Photograph of Captain Eggers, aged 10 years, 1900


Certificate of Dismissal of Captain Eggers from Torgan Prison, issued in the German Democratic Republic, 28 December 1955


Photograph (with extended caption) of dog kennels in a yard, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a door to a park, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of dog handlers and their dogs, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of prisoners, escorted by guards, walking along a parkway, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of a view of a parkway, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a terraced house, Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of a parkway, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of a parkway, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a stream running through a park, Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of grounds within a park, Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a man-hole in a park, Colditz, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a park wall, Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a park wall and a lathe used to measure it, Colditz, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a plan of the arrest house at Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of the arrest house, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of the doorway of the arrest house, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the arrest house from the garden, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of Grossbothen railway station, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of the platform at Grossbothen railway station, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of the 'Shooting Gallery', a parkway outside the camp gates, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of a wooden altar used for Orthodox services, Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of German soldiers and officers inspecting rabbit hutches, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of two unidentified Indian soldiers and German guards, at the side of a railway carriage, Colditz, Germany, autumn 1942


Photograph of an unidentified Indian soldier, at the side of a railway carriage, Colditz, Germany, Autumn 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of Hohnstein Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of the staff of Oflag 4b Prisoner of War camp, Germany, including Commandant Lieutenant-General Niethammer, centre, and Lieutenant Eggers, second from left, September 1940.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of Oflag 4b Prisoner of War camp, the 'Fortress of Konigstein', Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of General Wolff, Commandant of Oflag 4a Prisoner of War camp, Konigstein, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of refugees and a cart containing personal belongings, Dresden, Germany, February 1945


Photograph of refugees from Silesia, Poland in railway carriages, Dresden Station, Germany, pre 13 February 1945


Photograph of a view of Dresden, Germany, after British bombing, taken from the book Der Tod von Dresden, by Muller-Rodenberger, n.d.


Photograph of a mass of dead bodies, taken from the book Der Tod von Dresden, by Muller-Rodenberger, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a mass of dead bodies in the Old Market, taken from the book Der Tod von Dresden, by Muller-Rodenberger, n.d.


Photograph of a mass of dead bodies being burned, taken from the book Der Tod von Dresden, by Muller-Rodenberger, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of Colonel Max Schmidt, Commandant of Oflag 4c, Colditz, Germany, 1939 - 31 August 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Colonel Glaesche, Commandant of Oflag 4c, Colditz, Germany, 1 August 1942 - 13 February 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant-Colonel Prawitt, Commandant of Oflag 4c, Colditz, Germany, 19 February 1943 - 15 April 1945


Photograph of camp personnel, including Major Menz, Second in Command; Staff Paymaster Heinze; and Adjutant Captain Kunze, front row seated; and locksmith Fiedler, first left, top row; taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Major Rudi Amther, Second in Command at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1 May 1943 - 1 February 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Paul Priem and Adjutant Captain Kunze, 'Peter and Paul', [possibly taken at Colditz Castle, Germany], pre-1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Hans Lange, Security Officer at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1939 - 20 October 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Lessel, an officer at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Vent, head of mail control at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of officer Teichert, 'The Tiger', a member of security staff at Colditz Castle, Germany, pre-April 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of officer Teichert reading an order, [possibly taken at Colditz Castle, Germany], pre-April 1945


Photograph of the interpreters at Colditz Castle, Germany, including Dr. Pfeifer, centre, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of the staff of the security office, including Captain Lange, first left, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1939- 20 October 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Corporal Schadlich, 'The Ferret', taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of the censors' room, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Feldwebel [Sergeant] Grunert, 'the beau max', chief of the parcels office, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of alarm apparatus utilised in the telephone centre of Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of alarm wire utilised at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Paul Priem and Prisoner of War, Lieutenant Allan, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captains Priem and Kunze with members of the Eismann family, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of Lieutenant Eggers, Chief of the 11th Company of Marine Infantry Regiment Number 1, 1917


Photograph of Captain Eggers, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1942


Photocopy (with extended caption) of the front cover of Captain Eggers' passport, n.d.


Photograph of Captain Eggers, taken at Sigmaringen, Germany, 1960


Photograph of Captain Eggers, taken at a home for the aged, Bodman, Lake of Konstanz, Germany, 1970


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Eggers and his wife, taken on the terrace of Haus Edeltraud, Bodman, Lake of Konstanz, Germany, 27 July 1972


Photograph of former prisoner of war, Major Pat Reid, and Captain Eggers, taken on the set of the Thames Television programme, This is Your Life, 14 February 1973


Photograph (with extended caption) of exchange pupils, including Rheinhold Eggers, and teachers, taken at Cheltenham Grammar School, Gloucestershire, 1932


Photograph (with extended caption) of a perimeter fence and watchtower, taken at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of Sachenhausen concentration camp, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a barracks, taken at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of the arrest house, [possibly taken at Sachsenhausen concentration camp], Germany, n.d.


Plan of Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended notes) of Captain Hans Pupcke, officer at Colditz Castle, Germany, March 1941 - 15 April 1945


Photograph of Staff Feldwebel [Sergeant] Gebhart, Chief of Orderlies, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939- 1945


Photograph of Staff Feldwebel [Sergeant] Gebhardt, first left, seated, and other non-commissioned officers, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Thomann, Chief of the Guard Company, Colditz Castle, Germany, and his wife and daughter, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Strauss, officer in Captain Thomann's guard company, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Staff Feldwebel [Sergeant] Rothenberger, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Doctor Winckler, a member of the medical staff, Colditz Castle, Germany, 1942


Photograph of Doctor Giering, a member of the medical staff, Colditz Castle, Germany, 1942 - 16 April 1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Doctor Rahn, 'The Tierarzt', a member of the medical staff, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939 - 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Staff Paymaster Heinze, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of Captain Eggers, first left, other officers, and women [possibly officers' wives], taken at the Officers' Mess, Colditz Castle, Germany, Christmas 1942


Photograph of officers in the Wettiner Hof Hotel [Colditz, Germany], Christmas 1940


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Eggers, first right, and officers, during a visit by Gauleiter Mutschmann of Saxony, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 16 January 1942


Photograph of Colonel Schmidt, Camp Commandant, first right, and officers, during a visit by Gauleiter Mutschmann of Saxony, Germany, centre, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 16 January 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of a visit by two Italian officers, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 24 October 1942


Photograph of a parade by German Guards, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of prisoners of war arriving at Colditz, Germany, c.1939 - 1945


Photograph of a roll-call, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, Christmas 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of a roll-call, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, January 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of a roll-call, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, January 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Colonel Leo W.H. Shaughessey, 273 United States Infantry Regiment, n.d.


Photograph of Douglas Bader, right, and Captain Eggers, left, taken at Hohenzollern Castle, Germany, 1961


Photograph of Douglas and Thelma Bader during a visit to the Eggers family, taken at Haus Edeltraud, Bodman, Lake of Konstanz, Germany, 1966


Photograph of Captain Eggers and his wife and daughter-in-law, taken at Haus Edeltraud, Bodman, Lake of Konstanz, Germany, Christmas 1972


Plan of the Ramsen area of Switzerland, n.d.


Photocopy of the decree appointing Reinhold Eggers a Lieutenant of Reserve of the Marine Infantry Regiment, 1915


Paper with the signatures of 'White Russian' officers, c.1972


Photocopy (with extended caption) of a thanksgiving address given to Captain Eggers by 'White Russian' Officers, 28 - 29 December 1941


Photocopy (with extended caption) of a safe conduct document issued by Captain Davis of the United States Army, 14 April 1945


Photocopy (with extended caption) of a camp order, in German, threatening inmates with reprisals if they made demonstrations against camp conditions, 12 February 1942


Photocopy of Allied propaganda leaflet, in German, dropped by aircraft and found near Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1945


Photocopy of Allied propaganda leaflet, in German, dropped by aircraft and found near Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1945


Photocopy of Allied propaganda leaflet, in German, dropped by aircraft and found near Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1945


Photocopy of Allied propaganda leaflet, in German, dropped by aircraft and found near Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1945


Photocopy of Allied propaganda leaflet, in German, dropped by aircraft and found near Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1945


Photocopy of Allied propaganda leaflet, in German, dropped by aircraft and found near Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1945


Photocopy of a plan of an escape attempt, from the canteen of Colditz Castle, Germany, 29 May 1941


Plan (with extended caption) of Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945
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Oflag 4C, Colditz, Saxony, 1939 - 1945, 'The Bad Boys' Camp', a collection of documents, vol. I, by Reinhold Eggers, Photograph album and scrapbook concerning the Prisoners of War and their escape attempts; the objects made by, or smuggled to, prisoners; forged documents; and other Prisoner of War Camps; 10 October 1973


Photograph (with extended caption) of a visit by Dutch generals and admirals, including General Winckelman, Commander in Chief of the Dutch Army, second right, foreground, and General Best, second left, background, taken at Oflag 4b, Hohnstein, Germany, 1940


Photograph (with extended caption) of a group of senior officers, of several nationalities, held as Prisoners of War, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941 Back row: unidentified officer (Yugoslavia), Commandant Flebus (Belgium), Colonel Stayner, Major Engles (Holland) Front row: Admiral von Unrug (Poland), General Piscor, General LeBleu (France)


Photograph of a group of British Prisoners of War, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941 Back row: Michael Allan, unidentified, unidentified, Elliot(?), Heard, chaplain, Peter Storie-Pugh, Wardle, Kenneth Lockwood Middle row: Milne, Parson William Platt, German colonel (?), Harry Elliot, Rupert Barry Front row: Barton(?), Pat Reid, and Dick Howe


Photograph of group of Royal Air Force officers held as Prisoners of War, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1942 Included in the back row: Best, first left, Forbes, second left, van Rood, fifth left, Front row: Captain Dickinson, Major Stephenson, 'Bush' Parker, Douglas Bader, unidentified, unidentified, Bruce


Photograph of French Prisoners of War, including General LeBleu, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941


Photograph of Polish officers held as Prisoners of War, including Admiral von Unrug, first left, front row, and General Piscor, second left, front row, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941


Photograph of three unidentified Polish officers, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941


Illustration (with extended caption) of Colonel Todd, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Richard Howe, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Rupert Barry, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant John Watton, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of an escape rope, made from blankets, utilised at Colditz Castle, Germany, 12 May 1941


Photograph of a view of Colditz Castle, showing an escape rope in position, 12 May 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of a Polish officer, Lieutenant Surmanowicz, c.1939-1945


Illustrated postcard (with extended caption) featuring caricatures of escaping prisoners and a German officer, Captain Priem, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the vault cells, marked with an escape point, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 14 May 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of the entrance to an escape tunnel, in a canteen, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 29 May 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of the exit of an escape tunnel from the canteen, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 29 May 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of German soldiers, showing provisions seized from escaping prisoners, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 29 May 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of a French officer, Lieutenant Boulay, disguised as a woman, 25 June 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of two French lieutenants, Perrin and Thibaud, disguised as artisans, 28 July 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Colditz camp electrician, Willi Pohnert, right, and his impersonator, a French officer, Lieutenant Perrodeau, left, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 28 December 1942


Illustration (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Frederic Guigues, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a French officer, Lieutenant Ely de Rothschild, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a Belgian officer, Lieutenant Durant, disguised in civilian clothes, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 23 August 1941


Photograph of a hole in the wall of a water closet, utilised in an escape attempt, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 31 July 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of prisoners, involved in the water closet escape attempt, including Allan, left, back row, and Verkest, back row, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 31 July 1941


Plan (with extended caption) of an escape attempt by Lieutenants Forbes and Lee, 25 August 1942


Photograph of Lieutenants Forbes and Lee, escorted by German soldiers, after their capture [possibly taken at Leipzig, Germany], 25 August 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Airey Neave, disguised as a German soldier, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 28 August 1941


Photograph of three officers, Lieutenant Kruiminck (Dutch), left, Lieutenant Storie-Pugh, and Captain van den Heuvel (Dutch), demonstrating an escape hole in their quarters, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Dutch lieutenants, Steenhower and van Lynden, disguised as German officers, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 15 December 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Dufour, right, and Royal Air Force officer, 'Lieutenant' van Rood, left, disguised as German officers, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 5 April 1943


Photograph of a mail sack concealing Cadet Linck, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 23 January 1942


Photograph of Cadet Linck emerging from the mail sack, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 23 January 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Colditz Camp officer, Paymaster Uhlmann, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of an escape route within an interior wall, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 27 February 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of an escape route within an interior wall, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 27 February 1942


Photograph of a camouflage 'heap of leaves' concealing the Dutch lieutenants, Kruiminck and van Krap, taken at Colditz, Germany, 12 December 1941


Photograph of German soldiers, including officer Teichert, 'The Tiger', centre, showing the camouflage 'heap of leaves', taken at Colditz, Germany, 12 December 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of an unidentified Dutch officer, with a bust of a Dutch officer, 'Max', taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 12 December 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of a group of Dutch officers marching, with the bust 'Max', taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 12 December 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Bruce, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of empty boxes, including a Red Cross box utilised in an escape attempt, taken at the magazine building, Colditz Castle, Germany, 2 September 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of the magazine building, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 2 September 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of a reconstruction of an escape attempt that occurred on 9 September 1942, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.September 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of a reconstruction of an escape attempt that occurred on 9 September 1942, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.September 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of a reconstruction of an escape attempt that occurred on 9 September 1942, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.September 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Michael Sinclair, pre September 1944


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Lance Pope, c. 1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a forged identity card of Oberfeldwebel [Staff Sergeant] Rothenberger, c.September 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Hyde-Thompson, c.1939-1945


Newspaper cutting, from the Evening News, describing a meeting between former Colditz prisoners (Captain) Michael Farr, and (Lieutenant) Franciszek Baumgart, from Poland, at a reunion in London, May 1970


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Best, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Harvey, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Davies-Scourfield, c.1939-1945


Photograph of a hole in the wall of a prisoner's quarters [possibly concealing 'the French radio'], c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of the 'French radio', smuggled into Colditz Castle, Germany, within a parcel, c.1939-1945


Photograph of the unidentified soldier [possibly French] responsible for betraying the location of the 'French radio', c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of the 'English radio' discovered within Colditz Castle, Germany, 16 March 1944


Photograph (with extended caption) of a Zeiss-Icon safety lock and a measuring device, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a distilling device, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of a wooden sewing machine, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photocopy of an illustration of an unidentified man, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a plan of a tunnel under the chapel at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph of the entrance to a tunnel under the chapel at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of the space beneath the floor of the chapel at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph of the entrance to a tunnel under the chapel at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of an electrical station within a tunnel under the chapel at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph of a tunnel under the chapel at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph of the vertical shaft of a tunnel under the eastern side of the chapel at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph of rubble concealed within a church tower, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant LeRay, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre April 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Mairesse-Lebrun, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre July 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Dutch officer, Lieutenant Drijber, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre September 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Major Giebel, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre September 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Odry, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre October 1941


Photograph of Lieutenant Navelet, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre October 1941


Photograph of Lieutenant Boucheron, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre October 1941


Photograph of Lieutenant Tatistscheff, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre July 1941


Photograph of a French officer, Lieutenant Comte de Frondeville, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre December 1941


Photograph of a French officer, Lieutenant Durand, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre December 1941


Photograph of a French officer, Lieutenant Prot, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre December 1941


Photograph of a Belgian officer, Lieutenant Remy, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre April 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Airey Neave, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre February 1942


Photograph of a Dutch officer, Lieutenant Luteyn, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre February 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of a concealed hole under a stage, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 January 1942


Photograph of a rope hanging from a hole, under a stage, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 January 1942


Photograph of a French officer, Lieutenant Bouillez, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre June 1942


Photograph of Major Paddon, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre June 1942


Photograph of a Dutch officer, Lieutenant van Doorminck, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre September 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Fowler, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre September 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Patrick Reid, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre October 1942


Photograph of Lieutenant Wardle, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre October 1942


Photograph of Lieutenant Commander Stephens, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre October 1942


Photograph of Major Littledale, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre October 1942


Photograph of a postcard (with extended caption) sent by Captain Reid, from Switzerland, after his escape, to Captain Elliot, 5 November 1944


Photograph of Captain Reid and his wife, in Switzerland, post October 1942


Photograph of a French officer, Lieutenant Darthenay, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, Germany, pre July 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Millar, a successful escapee from Colditz Castle, pre January 1944


Photograph of Captain Eggers, seated between Lieutenant-Colonel Broomhall, and Commander Stephenson, taken at the Camp theatre, Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941


Photograph of the British cast of a production held at the Camp theatre, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of the cast of 'Ballet Nonsense', on stage, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, winter 1942-1943


Photograph of the British cast of a theatrical production, on stage, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of three British cast members of a theatrical production, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of two British cast members of a theatrical production, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of the French cast of a theatrical production, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a French officer, Lieutenant Jung, seated, and other unidentified officers [possibly French], taken in the French library, Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of the French cast of a theatrical production, on stage, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of the French cast of a theatrical production, on stage, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of British soldiers jokingly making poses in an exercise yard, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of camp inmates participating in, and observing, a sports event, 'The Colditz Olympiad', taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of a volleyball competition, in an exercise yard, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of a blackboard displaying the results of a sports event, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of board games, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, previously used to conceal contraband, n.d.


Photograph of tools, compasses and other implements displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of uniforms, ropes and the bust, 'Max', displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a brush displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a brush displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, revealing a concealed compartment for storing contraband, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a brush displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, revealing a concealed compartment for storing contraband, n.d.


Photograph of a clothes hanger displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing a concealed compartment for storing contraband, n.d.


Photograph of a previously concealed compass displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of badminton racquets displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing previously concealed compartments for storing contraband, n.d.


Photograph of playing cards displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing previously concealed maps on their back surfaces, n.d.


Photograph of a naval uniform jacket, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, utilised as a civilian jacket, showing detached military insignia, n.d.


Photograph of cotton bobbins, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing a previously concealed compartment for storing a map, n.d.


Photograph of gramophone records, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing a false fascia for concealing bank notes, n.d.


Photograph of a draughts set, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing previously concealed pills utilised to cause jaundice-like symptoms, n.d.


Photograph of books, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing bank notes previously concealed in false covers, n.d.


Photograph of books, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing bank notes and maps previously concealed in false covers, n.d.


Photograph of a grooming kit, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing bank notes and a map previously concealed within it, n.d.


Photograph of a box, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing bank notes and maps previously concealed within it, n.d.


Photograph of a picture frame, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing a false paper previously concealed within it, n.d.


Photograph of mirrors, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing a previously concealed false back utilised to store documents, n.d.


Photograph of a draughts board, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing a document previously concealed within it, n.d.


Photograph of a chess set, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, showing bank notes and papers previously concealed within it, n.d.


Photograph of stamps, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, made by camp inmates from linoleum, n.d.


Photograph of a forged identity document, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a forged identity document, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a forged document, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of forged identity documents and papers, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a forged identity document and forged papers, displayed in the Colditz museum, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a glider constructed by the inmates of Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of an attic used in the construction of a glider, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of an attic used in the construction of a glider, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Illustration of General 'Bor', Count Komorowski, Commander in Chief of the Polish Underground Army, 5 February 1945


Newspaper cutting of the obituary of Brigadier-General Tadeusz Pelcynski, former deputy Commander in Chief of the Polish Underground Army, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of Giles Romilly, a nephew of Sir Winston Churchill, and reporter for the Daily Express, one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1941


Photograph (with extended caption) of Lieutenant Alexander, nephew of Field Marshal Alexander, and one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1943-1945


Photograph (with extended caption) of a British officer, the Earl of Hopetoun, son of the Viceroy of India, and one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, 1943


Photograph (with extended caption) of Earl Haig, son of Field Marshal Haig, and one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of Captain, the Master of Elphinstone, nephew of King George VI, and one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of Lieutenant, the Viscount, Lascelles, nephew of King George VI, and one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Photograph of Lieutenant de Hamel, nephew of Sir Winston Churchill, and one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Illustration of Lieutenant Winant of the United States Army, son of the United States Ambassador in London, and one of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages held at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1939-1945


Illustrated postcard of a view of Laufen-on-Salzach, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of the Archbishop of Salzburg's Palace, Austria, n.d.


Illustrated postcard of the moat of Wulzberg Castle, Germany, n.d.


Postcard photograph of the entrance to Wulzberg Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of a yard, taken at Wulzberg Castle, Germany, n.d.


Postcard photograph (with extended caption) of an aerial view of Wulzberg Castle, Germany, n.d.


Postcard photograph (with extended caption) of a view of Wulzberg Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Eggers at the canteen door of Wulzberg Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of Tittmoning Castle, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of a view of Tittmoning Town Hall, Germany, n.d.


Photograph of Captain Eggers on the bridge leading to Tittmoning Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph of a view of a yard, taken at Tittmoning Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph of a yard and chapel, taken at Tittmoning Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph of a view of the former Prisoner of War quarters at Tittmoning Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph of Captain Eggers and the warden of Tittmoning Castle, retracing an escape route, taken at Tittmoning Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of an escape route, taken at Tittmoning Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph (with extended caption) of a view of a hall, taken at Tittmoning Castle, Germany, 1970


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Graeme Black, one of the 'Norwegian' commandos, later executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 October 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Captain Joseph Houghton, one of the 'Norwegian' commandos, later executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 October 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Sergeant William Chudley, one of the 'Norwegian' commandos, later executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 October 1942


Photograph (with extended caption) of Private Cyril Abram, one of the 'Norwegian' commandos, later executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 October 1942


Photograph of Private Reginald Makeham, one of the 'Norwegian' commandos, later executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 October 1942


Photograph of Private C.S.M. Miller, one of the 'Norwegian' commandos, later executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 October 1942


Photograph of Private Eric Curtis, one of the 'Norwegian' commandos, later executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Germany, taken at Colditz Castle, Germany, 13 October 1942


Photocopy of the transport list of the 'Prominent Eight' hostages from camp 4a Konigstein, Germany, to Tittmoning Castle, Germany, signed by Commandant Lieutenant-Colonel Hofleiner, c. April 1945


Photocopy of a letter from Walter Leschander, North Hollywood, United States of America, to Captain Eggers, announcing success in discovering a photograph of a glider, constructed at Colditz Castle, in Colonel Shaughnessey's war album, 19 February 1965


Propaganda leaflet, in English, published by the 'British Free Corps', urging British soldiers to fight against Bolshevism, c.1943


Photocopy of a forged leave document, made by a French officer, Lieutenant Guigues, at Colditz Castle, Germany, c.1943


Photocopy of the German translation of a letter sent by Lieutenant Tunnstall to his father, 23 November 1944


Photocopy of a letter from General Winckelmann, Commander in Chief of the Dutch Army, to Frau. Hesselmann, wife of the last commandant of the generals' camp, 4a, Konigstein, Germany, 3 March 1947


Photocopy of a letter from General V. Bourret, senior French officer of Oflag 4c, Konigstein, Germany, to Lieutenant-Colonel Hesselmann, Commandant, 14 June 1943


Photocopy of a letter from Earl Hopetoun and Earl Haig, in German, to Frau. Hesselman, wife of the commandant, Oflag 4a Konigstein, Germany, 1 May 1945


Paper addressed to Michael Farr, Mayflower House, Plymouth, Devon, n.d.


Newspaper cutting reporting the Royal Assent to the War Crimes Bill, from the Daily Telegraph, 10 May 1991 The album has extended captions for many of the photographs
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Events and Escapes at Colditz Castle from 1940 - 1945, as recorded by Hauptmann Reinhold Eggers, who was on the staff of Colditz, Germany, and Security Officer during the last years, n.d. [c. 1972]
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Photograph of Michael Harvey and his wife looking at one of the Colditz, [Germany], albums, n.d., [post 1973]
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Rough notes, probably by Captain M. Farr, concerning some of the Colditz, [Germany], Prisoners of War, n.d., [1970s] Originally enclosed in D/DLI 7/208/7
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Newspaper cutting concerning the death of Dr. Reinhold Eggers, n.d., [1974]
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Captain Michael FARR, M.B.E. (Ref: Farr D/DLI 7/208/12-201)

Additional records

Personal papers (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/12-16)

Leave or duty ration card of Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, 2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, 19 - 29 March 1940
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'War and Wine', autobiography principally concerning the war service, and experiences as a German prisoner of war from 1940 to 1945, of Captain Michael Farr, 2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, n.d. [1987 - 1988]
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Copy recommendation for the appointment of Lieutenant Michael Farr, The Durham Light Infantry, as a Member of the Order of the British Empire, 4 December 1945, and copy of the notice in the supplement to The London Gazette, 29 January 1946; copies made, n.d.
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Invitation of Captain M. Farr, M.B.E. to the laying up of the colours of the 1st Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, in Durham Cathedral, 12 December 1968
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Obituary notice from the Evening Herald newspaper, concerning Captain Michael Farr, 15 January 1993
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Letters from Michael Farr to his parents, Reginald Percy Farr and Mrs. M.H. Farr (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/17-127)

Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr to his mother, Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Plymouth, Devon, advising that he is a German prisoner of war and 'very, very lucky to be alive, there were hundreds killed', 30 May 1940
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning his transfer to a permanent camp, 1 June 1940
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, [Laufen], Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning his fellow prisoners 'the Colonel and 5 others', arrangements for letters and parcels and requests for food and clothing, 10 June 1940
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning the need for clothing, and his instruction in physical training and fly-tying, 13 June 1940
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning capture, camp lectures, and a request for fly-tying equipment and other supplies, 15 June 1940
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning parcels for himself and Second Lieutenant D.G. Norton, camp activities and the number of officers in camp, now eight hundred, 3 July 1940
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C/H, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning the number of officers in camp, now one thousand two hundred, including General Fortune [Major-General Victor Fortune, 51st Highland Division], the fate of Tubbs and Rice, and a blanket from a Belgian officer, 9 July 1940
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning Red Cross parcels, a concert and the various lectures in camp, 23 July 1940
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning parcels, Colonel Parkes' grandson in the Rifle Brigade, a fellow prisoner; and unconfirmed news of Jamie [his cousin, Major James Hawker, 13/18th Hussars] having been killed, 13 August 1940
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning the lack of definite news of his cousin, Major James Hawker, and Laurie, 27 August 1940
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning a lecture on port wines and his intention to join the James Hawker firm, and arrangements for food parcels, 3 September 1940
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning Laurie, in camp and not too well, and his news about the death of Major James Hawker, 24 September 1940
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning the forwarding of letters and parcels through Mrs. Campbell in Portugal, 6 October 1940
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning the receipt of a clothing parcel; lectures in camp and preparations for an acrobatic display; Laurie's health; the memorial service for Major James Hawker; and fellow prisoners from South Devon [named], 15 October 1940
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning his hospitalisation with bronchitis; Major James Hawker's belongings; and the transfer of funds to Colonel C.S. Clarke's P.O.W. Fund, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, for food parcels, 19 November 1940
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning his recovery after fourteen days in hospital, where treatment was good and a peaceful change from a room containing eighty six prisoners; events after the fighting at the River Dyle, Belgium; the receipt of weekly food parcels from the British Legion, and teaching someone 'to speak Devon' for a play, 26 November 1940
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, acknowledging receipt of a parcel and listing the contents, 26 November 1940
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Christmas postcard, containing an ink drawing of Oflag VII C/H, from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, postmark 3 December 1940
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning home news; learning Hindustani and Spanish in January; the receipt of clothing and books; a forthcoming acrobatic performance, and the contents of shared Red Cross food parcels, 10 December 1940
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning the lack of news of Major James Hawker, reportedly wounded in the back; Laurie's thanks for his letter; and carol practice, 17 December 1940
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, censored, concerning the receipt of parcels and books on fly-tying, 4 February 1941
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning his fitness, and the excellent food and clothes parcels from Mrs. Campbell, 11 February 1941 (1 card)


Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning dental treatment; inquiries about Captain Townsend, and a camp lecture on fishing in Ireland, 18 February 1941
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Oflag VII C, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning receipt of the books and 'the much longed for fly-tying material, I have countless pupils'; and a move to another camp, 23 February 1941
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr to his father, R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning his move, with other prisoners, to the British Prisoner of War Camp, Posen [Poznan], Poland, 23 February 1941
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Stalag XXI D, Poznan [Posen], Poland, to Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning his change of camp 'not so pleasant a one as the other', and the long and interesting journey across Germany, 20 March 1941
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Stalag XXI D, Poznan [Posen], Poland, to Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning settling down in the new camp; twenty eight prisoners in his room compared to seventy eight in the last place; parcels from the Red Cross and Mrs. Campbell, and the repatriation of Sam Parker, suffering from tuberculosis, 24 March 1941
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Stalag XXI D, Poznan [Posen], Poland, to Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning the receipt of a clothes parcel, although the fly-tying material was removed by the Red Cross; and the books sent in November; the number of prisoners in camp now three hundred and fifty; a visit by Prisons Inspectors; a visit to town to be 'deloused'; and gardening activities, 5 April 1941
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, prisoner no. 263, Stalag XXI D, Poznan [Posen], Poland, to Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning the receipt of a uniform parcel; the food parcels sent to a fellow prisoner of war by J.D. Delaforce in Portugal, and the possible relationship to H. Delaforce; and his performance in the chorus of a recent show in camp, 21 April 1941
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning his change of camp, and fellow prisoners, including his Commanding Officer's brother, who had information of the 1st Battalion; a total of seven hundred and fifty officers in camp; and contacts with P.S.M. Walker and C.S.M. Green, 18 June 1941
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning settling into the new camp and another garden started, 2 July 1941
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, care of Mrs. G.M. Graham, Quinta da Povoa, Oporto, Portugal, sending birthday greetings and reporting on the progress of the new garden 'Germans just sent in 500 cwt. carnations which I have just issued out', 21 July 1941
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning the receipt of letters and parcels 'letters help tremendously', and the scarcity of food until the recent arrival of the Red Cross, 28 July 1941
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning further information on Major James 'Jamie' Hawker, from his arrival at the 10th Casualty Clearing Station at Crombreck on 28 May with an anti-tank bullet wound in the right leg, to his death at Ghent, Belgium, from a second amputation in June 1940; directions for Jamie's personal kit to be sent to Colonel Whitfield, 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry; and his belief that both Whitfield and Colonel Samuels, in charge of 10th Casualty Clearing Station, Crombreck, are at Oflag VII D, 11 August 1941
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mr. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning the radishes and lettuce grown in his garden for the camp; the weekly arrival of Red Cross parcels; and his need for heavy shoes, 25 August 1941
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning payment arrangements for parcels received from Mrs. Stilwell in Lisbon, Portugal, and the flowers in his garden, 1 September 1941
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning a tooth extraction 'prison life and food is very bad for teeth'; his reading material and a request for books of a technical nature, 23 September 1941
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, acknowledging receipt of a parcel containing four tins of tobacco and 270 cigarettes, 29 September 1941
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning a move to another camp in three days' time, and the start of fencing lessons with kit produced by the Germans, 6 October 1941
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Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5 Battalion, Oflag VI B, [Warburg] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, giving his new address, 17 October 1941
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Letter from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, No. 5 Battalion, Oflag VI B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning his arrival at the camp a week ago; a very large camp, approximately fifteen acres, and about three thousand officers including some R.A.F. and Naval officers; a cinder football ground; 'all the old Oflag VII C/H chaps are here'; including prisoners Laurie, John Beaumont, Victor Campbell, and General Fortune; the excellent facilities for gardening; and the loss of his pipe during the rush on the journey, 22 October 1941
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Christmas postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, featuring a cartoon drawing of Father Christmas climbing the wire fencing of a Prisoner of War camp, postmark 22 November 1941
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning the development of his filly 'Sheila' into a fine hunter; another tooth removed; games of soccer and hockey; practice for the carol service, conducted by Richard Wood who used to sing on the wireless, and a request for clothes parcels, specifying contents, 29 November 1941
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning the receipt of cards and letters; and a successful carol service, 26 December 1941
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning payment to Mrs. L. McDonnell for her parcels, and a good pantomime on New Year's Day, 2 January 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning home news; keeping warm; the contents of parcels, including home-made butter; and a fellow prisoner, Rawlins, whose mother lives at Gloyn House, Yealmton, Devon, 9 January 1942
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning information from Major Davies, 13/18th Hussars, concerning the burial of Major James Hawker at the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium, and details of the doctor, C.W. Kimbell, who operated; and Major Davies 'now with Laurie, who has moved again', 18 January 1942
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, Oflag V B, [Biberach] Germany, to Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Devon, concerning ice hockey and skating; reading military history, and the move of Victor Campbell to Laurie's camp, 9 February 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VI B, Germany, to R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning pheasant shooting at home; camp life much the same other than skating, and the odd play or orchestral concert; and reference to Frank Tubbs, postmark 20 February 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VI B, Germany, to R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the delay of clothing parcels; a list of clothing and other requirements, including seeds; and the names of his room-mates, MacAsckie, Michael Trevor and Michael Lindley, 29 March 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VI B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning signs of spring and gardening prospects, 10 April 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VI B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning home news; a game of hand ball; and fellow prisoners 'Colin Sword, a relation of 'Scabbard', Jamie's great friend', and a Coldstream Guards officer with whom Farr was at O.T.C. camp at Tweezeldown [possibly Twisleton, Yorkshire], 17 April 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VI B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning another Portuguese parcel connection, D.S. Bucknall, Casal dos Pinheiros, Monte Estoril, and arrangements for payment; the clothes parcel packed up in September still not received; and a request for books on wines, 4 May 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VI B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the receipt of clothes and tobacco parcels; the marriage of his brother John, and a request for seeds for next spring, 25 May 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VI B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning his congratulations to John and Pamela on their marriage; the regular news from Jean M., in the Land Army; and the plants grown in camp, 9 June 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VI B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the receipt of family photos; and advice on teaching his filly to jump, 30 June 1942
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VI B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the progress of vegetables grown in camp, 12 July 1942
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VI B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning birthday greetings and a five-a-side hockey tournament, 12 July 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VI B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning birthday greetings; the arrival of the present year's seeds and requirements for next year; the showing of a French film; and the arrival of parcels from Delaforce and Bucknall, 14 July 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VI B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning letters and parcels from home; gardening; the censorship of books from Miss Knowles; dried fruit from Portugal; and the burning of old letters, 'probably enough to heat up our supper', 19 July 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VI B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the news of John's wedding; the receipt of a clothes parcel, and games of football and tennis, 4 August 1942
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VII B [Eichstatt], Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, giving his new address, 5 September 1942
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VII B, [Eichstatt], Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning his move to another camp 'this seems a pleasanter camp, much cleaner, with a small river in front. Am in a room of sixteen. Small grass football ground', 9 September 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, 5th Battalion, Oflag VII B, [Eichstatt], Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning his move to another camp 'three of us from our old room are still together, i.e. Michael Trevor and Bruce MacAskie, there are eighteen in our room, two tables each of nine'; the garden left by the Belgian officers who previously occupied the camp; his difficulty in throwing off a nasty cold, and arrangements for parcels, 20 September 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the camp of two thousand officers and men 'the more senior officers went to another camp, among them Major Stallard who was my second in command'; living on food sent from the Argentine, extremely good quality, instead of the one Red Cross parcel per week; and home news, 29 September 1942
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the receipt of her clothes parcel dated 13 May, 9 October 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning home news; a request for oil paints; and his recovery from a cold, followed by the cutting of a wisdom tooth, 11 October 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the family wine business and his acceptance of a directorship; the arrival and censoring of the books on winemaking; a request for Mogg to provide a syllabus on the business for him to study; and further dental treatment, 8 November 1942
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the receipt of her August clothes parcel; a game of hockey and the making of an ice rink, 15 November 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning his appreciation of the flying boots; the arrival of Christmas parcels in camp; requesting news of Laurie and Tony Murray; water colour painting; his hope for a letter from Mogg about the business, and the several wine merchants in camp, 30 November 1942
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning home news; Christmas preparations; reading a book on Burgundy; the anticipation of skating and ice hockey soon, and a performance of 'Babes in the Wood' on Boxing Day, 20 December 1942
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning New Year hopes for victory; a pantomime, and a parcel from America from Nancie MacDonnell, 5 January 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the temperature in camp; sketching; John's promotion as major; fellow prisoner Bill Rawlins; a gift from Pat Bury; and a game of football on Christmas Day, 10 January 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning his wish for Mogg's views on the future of the business; fellow prisoners Joe Hume, in Coban's [ sic; Cockburn's] wine business, and Belsome, from Harveys' at Bristol; and family news, 31 January 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning a disappointing skating season; cold showers; an excellent canteen kitchen in camp; and shooting in Devon, 10 February 1943
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the receipt of parcels sent in October and November, 24 February 1943
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning family news; the wine books he is reading and help from Joe Hume, 9 March 1943 (1 card)


Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the weather; the progress of turnip seeds and football on a grass pitch, 24 March 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning his friendship with Tony Rawlings; instruction on wines from Joe Hume; a fellow prisoner, Desmond [ ] who lives in the room below and comes up in the evening to play classical gramophone records; and a request for the next clothes parcel, 31 March 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning photographs of the family and his filly, Sheila; the prospect of 'John's future infant - another Farr born abroad'; birds nesting in camp; and the arrival in camp of twenty Americans from the desert, captured three weeks previously, 20 April 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the birth of Jock and Dulcie's daughter; the censorship of news of John's promotion or posting; his room-mate Mark Howard; and treatment by an American dentist, 30 April 1943
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Postcard from Lieutenant M. Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning photographs received; games of hockey and football; and observations on the American prisoners in camp, 24 May 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the results of the Hawkers' business meeting and his request for one of the pre-war wine lists and a history of the business; a great sports meeting, in which he acted as track judge; and the naming of John's daughter, 19 June 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning his impending move to another camp, possibly Oflag IV C; the excellent quality of Canadian Red Cross parcels; and hopes of future release, 25 June 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, I Battalion, 2 Company, Oflag VII B, Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning Oflag IV C, an international camp for French, British, Polish and Belgian officers; the living conditions indoors a vast improvement and less crowded, the exercise facilities not so good; 'I have twice succeeded in getting away from the other camps but have been recaptured both times, hence my arrival here'; the scope for learning languages; and his delight about the directorship and his position in the [family] business, 29 June 1943
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning his new camp address, postmark 2 July 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the receipt of the February clothes parcel; the improvement in his conversational French before the departure of all the French prisoners; and messing as an eight, including Mark Howard and two Australians, 11 July 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning birthday greetings; the news from Victor that Jock is abroad; no mail received since his arrival in camp; 'we hear we are to have parole walks here, but whenever anything exciting happens they are stopped'; the Polish officers still in camp and the arrival of a few more prisoners from Oflag VII B; Mrs. Edlemann's son [Captain Ernest Edlemann, Buffs Regiment, M.C.] a great friend; and the sighting of his first fox since March 1940, 18 July 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the receipt of her first letter addressed to Camp IV C; and two from VII B; the end of Portuguese and most of the American parcels, the contents of Canadian parcels good; his mess of eight officers, two Australians, Mark Howard, one Tank officer, one Cameron Highlander and two others, one of whom passed his chartered accountancy exam, and a celebratory dinner of Devon pasties made with crushed biscuits and Argentine steak saved from the last camp; friendship with a Polish cavalry officer; and regular games of football in the park, 22 August 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning book parcels and family news, 20 September 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, sending birthday greetings; and concerning his interest in polo, 20 September 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning photographs of home and family; his understanding that Sam Parker is on the repatriation list; and clothing parcels and requirements, 27 October 1943
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Christmas postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, postmark 19 November 1943
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the report of Jock being missing; a request for books on wines, and a walk with Victor [Campbell], 20 November 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning some Christmas wine made from raisins and peaches saved from food parcels; the arrival of Colonel Todd from the same camp as Laurie; the removal of three more teeth, and Christmas greetings, 29 November 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning a change of cigarette and tobacco varieties; his regret at the death of Jock; lectures on the training and management of horses from Major Peter Dollar, 4th Hussars, an excellent polo player; his first sitting for a portrait by the camp's artist, John Watton, and a request to contact the artist's sister, Mary Watton, a nurse in Plymouth, 7 December 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning Christmas parcels; the success of his sparkling wine; participation in a carol concert; a request for more books on wine and viticulture; and his weight 'I have put on a terrible amount of weight in this camp', 27 December 1943
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the arrival of letters after a long gap; and a request for him to lecture on wine temporarily declined until he has acquired more knowledge on the subject, 27 January 1944
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning photographs and parcels; dinner with a friend in his regiment who got the M.C. on the River Dyle, [Belgium] and who knew Jock; an excellent dinner with Victor; about one hundred bottles of wine made for four different messes, and the praise of the French mess, especially for his sparkling wine, 27 February 1944
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning receipt of the October clothing parcel; his disappointment that the books he requested are difficult to get; a splendid parcel from Madame Decottignies; and the news about Mary Watton to be passed on to her brother, 22 March 1944
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning his delight with the parcel from Jean Decottignies' mother - real eggs, the first for four years, 31 March 1944
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the signs of spring, 'surely this is better news than the sordid gossip of a prison camp', 29 April 1944
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Postcard from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the camp cat and four kittens on his bed; a message from Ernest Edlmann whose brother is a Colonel and attached in Washington; a request for books on Green mythology and poetry; and the lack of mail during the month, postmark 3 May 1944
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the progress of spring, viewed from his window, 28 May 1944
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the lack of news from home, and the hope that his nature letters, good practice in prose writing, are appreciated; the end of his fourth year in captivity and his intention to have a bit of comfort by asking for a lilo and dressing gown; also requests for clothing and poetry books; the sighting of the first Allied plane in four years when several formations of American planes flew over the camp; and his fly-tying equipment returned by the Germans, postmark 9 June 1944
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the receipt of the splendid clothing parcel, including corduroy trousers, very difficult to obtain; another visit from the R.A.F., flying in isolated formations over the camp; his appearance as the character Mrs. McCutcheon in the play 'The Man Who Came to Dinner'; and the improved prospects for an end to the war with the initial success of the invasion, postmark 6 July 1944
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning birthday greetings; the arrival of mail; the current news; his hope to be of value to Dulce's children after the war; and his favourite poets, 29 July 1944
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning his appreciation of their constant devotion to letter writing and of the family photographs; the arrival of John, Pam and Vicky at Whingreen; his hope to return 'with more concrete ideas and ideals of life I think much improved and very much more broadminded and less Army narrow-mindedness; and a greater interest in good literature acquired from an Irishman, Pat Ferguson, 31 August 1944
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning home news; fellow prisoners Pat and Victor, and reorganising the room 'everyone of course angling for his bed to be near the stove which is in an extremely awkward position'; some novel ideas about the business including another branch dealing in unfermented fruit juices, and his opinion that it would be a mistake to go on soldiering after the war, 28 October 1944
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning home news; the shortage of mail over Christmas; his participation in the carol service and as second tenor in a quartet; the excellent food [on Christmas Day]; and a sergeant and a corporal, both from Belfast, recruited into Jock's regiment, who gave past news of Jock but did not know of his death, 30 December 1944
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. R.P. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the February weather; 'it has been a disturbing month, good and startling news [the next three lines are censored] although we are more crowded'; the arrival of sufficient American parcels to last six weeks; the lack of mail; and his optimism, 26 February 1945
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Letters from Michael Farr to his brother John Farr and sister-in-law Pamela (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/128-130)

Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Major John R. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning the latter's twenty sixth birthday; his serious consideration of going into the wine business and his very poor start to an Army career; family news and a request for food parcels, 28 February 1943
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Letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, E Company, Oflag IV C, [Colditz Castle] Germany, to Mrs. J.R. [Pamela] Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning correspondence via Baghdad; the receipt of wedding photographs; and the games played in camp, five-a-side hockey most popular, and the season's skating a complete failure, 9 May 1943
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Copy letter from Lieutenant Michael Farr, [Oflag IV C, Germany] to his sister-in-law Pamela, wife of John Farr, congratulating her on the birth of her daughter Victoria, and describing the nationalities of the prisoners in his present camp [Colditz Castle], formerly an international camp, 27 July 1943; copy made, n.d.
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Letter from Michael Farr to Mrs. Ian Campbell, Portugal (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/131-132)

Postcard from Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, Stalag XXI D, Germany, to Mrs. Ian Campbell, Hotel do Parc, Estoril, Portugal, thanking her for the excellent parcels, on behalf of himself and Second Lieutenant A. Leake, and emphasising the need for food, 28 May 1941
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Telegram from the War Office to Mrs. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, South Devon, informing her that Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, Durham Light Infantry, is reported missing, 13 June 1940
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Letters to Reginald Percy Farr and Mrs. M.H. Farr concerning their son Michael (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/133-135)

Postcard from Captain Ernest E. Edlmann, prisoner no. 774, Oflag IX A/Z, Germany, to Mrs. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning his friendship with Michael Farr until they were separated, 'I last saw him in June under fairly unusual circumstances; he has a great knack of imparting his cheerfulness to others'; and Oflag IX unsettled by the one hundred and seventy due for repatriation and the arrival of forty prisoners from Italy, 5 October 1943
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Postcard from Lieutenant Jean Decottignies, prisoner no. 400, Oflag X C, Germany, to Mrs. M.H. Farr, Whingreen, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, concerning her news of Michael, in good health at Colditz, and requesting a parcel of cigarettes direct from the factory, 7 December 1943
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Letter from Monsieur Emile Tenet, Nomain, Nord, France, to Mr. and Mrs. Farr, asking for news of their son Michael, who was billeted in the writer's house until a few days before the German invasion; hoping that Farr's release from imprisonment is imminent; and giving news of the writer's grandchildren Jocelyne and Jean Pierre, with whom Farr shared a room, and of his stepson, also a prisoner, 2 February 1945
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Letter from J.R.E. Hamilton-Baillie to Michael Farr concerning Eichstatt and Warburg prisoner of war camps in Germany (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/136-139)

Letter from Brigadier J.R.E. (Jock) Hamilton-Baillie, Rectory House, Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, to Captain Michael (Micky) Farr, enclosing photocopies of his drawings of the Eichstatt tunnel and prints of photographs, taken by the Germans, of the ladders at Warburg camp, 12 January 1988
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Copy plans and sections of the escape tunnel, and copy drawing of the enclosure on the hillside viewed from Block 2, at Oflag VII B, Eichstatt, Germany, November 1942 - April 1943, drawn by J.R.E. Hamilton-Baillie, 1943; copies made 1980s Originally enclosed in D/DLI 7/208/136
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Copy plan of Oflag VII B [Eichstatt, Germany] at the end of November 1942; drawn by J.R.E. Hamilton-Baillie, 1943; copy made 1980s


Copy cross section and longitudinal section of escape tunnel, Oflag VII B, Eichstatt, Germany, drawn by J.R.E. Hamilton-Baillie, 1943; copy made 1980s


Copy plan and section of escape shaft and tunnel, Oflag VII B, Eichstatt, Germany, drawn by J.R.E. Hamilton-Baillie, 1943; copy made 1980s


Copy elevation and plan of escape tunnel, Oflag VII B, Eichstatt, Germany, drawn by J.R.E. Hamilton-Baillie, 1943; copy made 1980s


Copy view of enclosure on hillside from Block 2, Oflag VII B, Eichstatt, Germany, drawn by J.R.E. Hamilton-Baillie, 1943; copy made 1980s


Photograph print of wooden ladders across the barbed wire fence at Oflag VI B, Warburg, Germany, viewed from inside the prison camp, n.d. [1942]; copy made 1980s This photograph was copied from an ex-guard by A.L. (Lance) Pope after the war Originally enclosed in D/DLI 7/208/136
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Photograph print of wooden ladders across the barbed wire fence at Oflag VI B, Warburg, Germany, and prison huts in the background, viewed from outside the prison camp, n.d. [1942]; copy made 1980s This photograph was copied from an ex-guard by A.L. (Lance) Pope after the war Originally enclosed in D/DLI 7/208/136
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Records concerning Franciszek Baumgart, a Polish prisoner of war at Colditz Castle, Germany (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/140-143)

Copy of an account by Franciszek Baumgart of his war service from 1939 to 1945 as a Polish Jewish serviceman and prisoner of war at Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d. [after 1965]
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Copy notes by Michael Farr concerning the war service of Franciszek Baumgart, n.d. [ c.1970]
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Sheet of copy photographs, enclosed with D/DLI 7/208/140


Photograph of guards and prisoners of war at the entrance to Fort VIII, Poznan [Posen], Poland, n.d. [ c.1941]


Photograph of Franciszek Baumgart, n.d. [ c.1970]


Photograph of Michael Farr and Franciszek Baumgart, n.d. [ c.1970]
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Photograph of a newspaper cutting concerning the reunion of Michael Farr with Polish officer Lieutenant Franciszek Baumgart, a fellow prisoner of war in Colditz Castle, Germany, from the Evening News, May 1970
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Records concerning Reinhold Eggers, former security officer at Colditz Castle, and his visit to Britain in 1974 (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/144-149)

Copy letter from Dr. Reinhold Eggers, 7765 Bodman, Bodensee, Haus Edeltrand, Germany, to Michael Farr, concerning the publication of Eggers' book Colditz Recaptured, edited by John Watton, and his work producing copies, '19 till now', of two albums of 'Colditz Documentation', 11 December 1972 [Colditz Recaptured was published by Robert Hale and Company in 1973]
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Copy letter from Dr. Reinhold Eggers, 7765 Bodman, Bodensee, Haus Edeltrand, Germany, to Michael Farr, concerning his invitation to the opening of an exhibition at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon; arrangements for his visit; the B.B.C. Television series 'Colditz', and his interest in making a documentary film about Colditz based on his diary consisting of twenty six copy books written at Colditz, 17 May 1973
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Copy of an article 'Chateau Colditz' by Michael Farr, from Colditz Recaptured, by Reinhold Eggers, 1973
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Invitation, unused, from Captain Michael Farr, M.B.E., chairman and managing director of James Hawker and Company Limited, to a reception in Hawkers' Mayflower Cellars, Plymouth, Devon, to meet Dr. Reinhold Eggers, formerly security officer at Colditz Oflag IV C, author of Colditz, The German Story' (Robert Hale) and Colditz Recaptured, on 30 May 1974
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Notes by Captain Michael Farr concerning the visit of Reinhold Eggers to his home at Whingreen, and to the head office of James Hawker and Company Limited, Plymouth, Devon, on 30 May 1974, n.d. [1974]
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Lifeline: The Westcountry News magazine,containing an article concerning the B.B.C. television series 'Colditz' and the wartime experiences of Captain Michael Farr, May 1974
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Records concerning The Colditz Association (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/150-151)

Programme of the '35 Years After..... Sonder Appel' reunion of The Colditz Association, at the Imperial War Museum, London, 7 March 1980
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Address list of The Colditz Association, March 1980
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Records concerning the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of the Dyle, Belgium, in May 1940 (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/152-153)

Copy letter from Captain Michael Farr to Robert Pieds, A.G.S., Rue de Bruxelles, 1300, Wavre, Belgium, ordering copies of the latter's books concerning the campaign in Belgium, from 1939 to 1940, and the Battle of the Dyle, Belgium, in May 1940, 22 February 1991
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Copy newspaper cuttings from Le Soirand Vers L'Avenirconcerning the visit of Captain Michael Farr to Belgium, at the invitation of the author Robert Pied, for the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of the Dyle, 25 April and 16 May 1990 and n.d. Includes: photographs of Michael Farr
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Copy letter from Lieutenant-Colonel John H. Glenn to Michael Farr concerning the Project Mercury 'Friendship 7' space flight in 1962 (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/154)

Copy letter from Lieutenant-Colonel John H. Glenn, junior, United States Marine Corps, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington D.C., United States of America, to Captain Michael Farr, Mayflower House, Hawkers Avenue, Breton Side, Plymouth, Devon, acknowledging Farr's interest in the flight of the 'Friendship 7' spacecraft, Project Mercury, 7 May 1962; copy made n.d.
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Records concerning Messrs. James Hawker and Company of Plymouth, Devon, wine and spirit merchants (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/155-168)

Probate and copy will, dated 31 July 1863, of James Hawker, of Plymouth, Devon, merchant, 16 March 1867
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30 June 1888 (1) William Henry Hawker of Burleigh in the tything of Pennycross, Devon, esq. (2) Helen Frances Hawker of Plymstock, Devon, widow (3) Louisa Frances Manley Hawker, spinster; Francis Feodor Wynne Hawker, merchant; Ernest William Hawker, merchant; Edmund Butler Hawker, lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, and Helena Mary Hawker, spinster, all of Plymstock, Devon Mutual release on retirement of (1) from the office of trustee of the will of James Hawker, esq., dec'd
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Inland Revenue general and dealer's licences for James Hawker and Company to trade as compounders of spirits at 129 Exeter Street and North Quay, Plymouth, Devon, 6 July 1895 - 6 July 1900
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Customs and Excise dealer's and manufacturer's licences for James Hawker and Company to trade as compounders of spirits at 129 Exeter Street, Bonded Warehouse no. 1, North Quay, and 40 John Street, Plymouth, Devon, 1 July 1913 - 23 October 1924
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Agency agreement between John Walker and Sons Limited, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, distillers, and James Hawker and Company, 40 George Street, Plymouth, Devon, wine and spirit merchants, for the sale of whisky within the town of Plymouth, 1 April 1905
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Letters from John Walker and Sons Limited, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, distillers, to Frank Hawker, esq., Messrs. James Hawker and Company, Plymouth, Devon, concerning the terms of their agency agreement, 16 - 25 March 1905
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Copy of letters from [James Hawker and Company, Plymouth] to Messrs. R.B. Henry and Sadler Company, New York, and Messrs. Goldberg, Bowen and Company, San Francisco, concerning the agency for the sale of 'Pedlar Brand' sloe gin, 26 June 1905 and 1 January 1906
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Notice from the Patent Office, London, to Messrs. James Hawker and Company [Plymouth, Devon], prior to the removal of trade mark no. 167681, registered in Class 43, from the register, 13 August 1906
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28 July 1917 (1) James Hawker and Company, 40 George Street, Plymouth, Devon (2) King George V Bond in the sum of £75 for securing control over prohibited goods released to an importer
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The Trade Mark Record,no. 29, containing representations of trade marks registered in 1855 and 1856, against which objections to applications for use may be lodged, including Green & Black (Pilgrims') Scotch Whisky made by James Hawker and Company of Plymouth, Devon, 1913
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Blueprint and label advertising the Pedlar Brand of sloe gin sold by James Hawker and Company, wine merchants, Plymouth, [Devon], n.d. [20th c.]
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Programme of the annual banquet of the Royal Warrant Holders' Association, at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, attended by Captain Michael Farr, M.B.E., 4 November 1982
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Copy of a page containing portraits of the Hawkers, 'A Great British Fighting Family', from The Daily Sketch newspaper, 7 September 1915; list of Hawker family battle honours from 1703 to 1940; and copy biographical notice of Major George Lance Hawker, V.C. (1890 - 1916), of the Royal Flying Corps, n.d. [20th c.]
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Prints of the coats of arms of the Hawker family and of James Hawker, n.d. [20th c.]
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Photographs (Ref: D/DLI 7/208/169-201)

Photograph album of The Colditz Association luncheon held at the Victory Services Club, Seymour Road, Marble Arch, London, 25 August 1992


Photograph of members of the Colditz Association seated around a table at the Association luncheon, Victory Services Club, Seymour Road, Marble Arch, London, 25 August 1992


List of members present at the Colditz Association luncheon, Victory Services Club, Seymour Road, Marble Arch, London, 25 August 1992


Photograph of three members of the Colditz Association, including Michael Farr, centre, at the Association luncheon, Victory Services Club, Seymour Road, Marble Arch, London, 25 August 1992


Photograph of Michael Farr and another, unidentified, member of the Colditz Association at the Association luncheon, Victory Services Club, Seymour Road, Marble Arch, London, 25 August 1992


Photograph of three unidentified members of the Colditz Association at the Association luncheon, Victory Services Club, Seymour Road, Marble Arch, London, 25 August 1992


Photograph of Michael Farr, centre left, and unidentified members of the Colditz Association at the Association luncheon, Victory Services Club, Seymour Road, Marble Arch, London, 25 August 1992


Photograph of Michael Farr, second right, and three unidentified members of the Colditz Association at the Association luncheon, Victory Services Club, Seymour Road, Marble Arch, London, 25 August 1992


Photograph of Michael Farr, left, and another, unidentified, member of the Colditz Association at the Association luncheon, Victory Services Club, Seymour Road, Marble Arch, London, 25 August 1992


Autographs of the members present at the Colditz Association luncheon, Victory Services Club, Seymour Road, Marble Arch, London, 25 August 1992
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Photograph of Michael Farr as a young man, dressed for shooting and accompanied by his dog, n.d. [1930s]
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Portrait photograph of Second Lieutenant Michael Farr in dress uniform, n.d. [1939]
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Photograph of Second Lieutenant Michael Farr, seated, and another young army officer training as signals officers, n.d. [ c.1939]
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Photograph of Lieutenant Michael Farr, seated front left, and five other officers [unidentified], prisoners of war, of No. 5 Battalion, Oflag VI B, [Warburg], Germany, n.d. [summer 1942]
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Photograph of two prisoners of war wearing costume as female and male characters in an unidentified dramatic production at Colditz Castle, Germany, n.d. [ c.1943 - 1945] Endorsed: 'Colditz actors, please return to R.F.E. Cock'
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Photograph of Michael Farr standing beside the Mayflower Stone, Plymouth, Devon, n.d. [1957]
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Photograph print of Nancy Astor, Henry Hornblower and Michael Farr, probably at Plymouth, Devon, for the launch of the Mayflower II sailing ship, n.d. [1957]
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Photograph print of Michael Farr and two unidentified men on board the Mayflower II sailing ship, n.d. [1957]
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Postcard photograph of the sailing ship Mayflower II,launched at Brixham, Devon, 1957
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Photograph print of the House of Hawker carnival float, representing the Plymouth Brethren and sloe gin, passing Hawker House, the head office of James Hawker and Company, wine merchants, Plymouth, Devon, n.d. [1957]
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Photograph of presentation wine and spirit bottles, produced by Hawkers of Plymouth for the Mayflower II commemorations, 1957
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Photograph of bottles of Hawkers' Scotch whisky, sloe gin and unidentified spirits, n.d. [1957]
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Photograph of the flyleaf, dated 1777, of the Hawker family bible, 1974 This bible was taken by Michael Farr to Plymouth, Massachusetts, when he flew to America to welcome the arrival of the replica ship Mayflower II on her voyage from Plymouth, Devon, in 1957
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Half portrait photograph of Michael Farr in civilian dress, n.d. [1950s]
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Photograph print of Michael Farr and an unidentified woman, probably his mother, n.d. [1950s]
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Photograph of Michael Farr disembarking from a British European Airways aircraft at Madrid, Spain, n.d. [1950s]
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Photograph print of Michael Farr presenting a bottle from Hawkers of Plymouth to an unidentified woman, possibly at a civic function in Plymouth, Devon, n.d. [1950s]
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Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr holding presentation gramophone records at a reception for Eggers held at Hawkers' Cellars, Plymouth, Devon, 1974
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Photographs of Reinhold Eggers, Michael Farr and other guests at the reception for Eggers held at Hawkers' Cellars, Plymouth, Devon, 1974


Photograph of guests at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr discussing a copy of Lifeline magazine at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr examining books about Colditz at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr in conversation at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr discussing a copy of Lifeline magazine at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of an unidentified man and Reinhold Eggers in conversation at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers signing a book for an unidentified man at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr preparing to exchange gifts at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr discussing a copy of Lifeline magazine at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers presenting a signed copy of his book to an unidentified man at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr raising their glasses at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr preparing to exchange gifts at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr being offered a drink at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr in conversation with Lady Morley, the Devon Divisional President of the British Red Cross, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz Glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974, similar to D/DLI 7/208/189


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of guests, including Michael Farr, third from left, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Michael Farr and Reinhold Eggers, in conversation with the mayor and mayoress of Torbay at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of guests, including Michael Farr and Reinhold Eggers, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of guests, including Michael Farr and Reinhold Eggers, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of guests, including Michael Farr, third from left, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Michael Farr and Reinhold Eggers in conversation with the mayor and mayoress of Torbay at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of guests, including Michael Farr and Reinhold Eggers, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974
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Photograph print of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr in conversation with Lady Morley, the Devon Divisional President of the British Red Cross, n.d. [1974]
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Photograph of Reinhold Eggers, Michael Farr, and other former prisoners of war at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974
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Photograph of Michael Farr at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle and the Colditz glider, studying a display case of clothing and objects from his time as a prisoner of war, Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974
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Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr beside the display case concerning Captain Farr's imprisonment in Colditz Castle, Germany, at the opening of an exhibition at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974
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Photographs of the guests at the opening of an aircraft exhibition, featuring the Colditz glider, organised by Keith Fordyce, and opened by Reinhold Eggers, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Michael Farr and Reinhold Eggers in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr beside the display case concerning Captain Farr's imprisonment in Colditz Castle, Germany, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr beside the display case concerning Captain Farr's imprisonment in Colditz Castle, Germany, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974, similar to D/DLI 7/208/192


Photograph of Michael Farr and Reinhold Eggers in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Michael Farr and Reinhold Eggers in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Michael Farr and Reinhold Eggers in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Michael Farr and Reinhold Eggers in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr in conversation with two unidentified men in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr in conversation with two unidentified men in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr in conversation with four unidentified men in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr in conversation with four unidentified men in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Michael Farr in conversation with two unidentified men in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and two unidentified men outside Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers being interviewed by a television crew outside Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers standing in front of a Spitfire aircraft outside Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Pat Reid in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Pat Reid in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Pat Reid in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Pat Reid in front of a Colditz Castle display board, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers and Pat Reid reading a display board, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers, Michael Farr and six men, formerly prisoners of war at Colditz Castle, in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers, Michael Farr and six men, formerly prisoners of war at Colditz Castle, in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers, Michael Farr and seven men, formerly prisoners of war at Colditz Castle, in front of a reconstruction of the Colditz glider, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers, Michael Farr and a group of men, formerly prisoners of war in Colditz Castle, and their families, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of Reinhold Eggers, Michael Farr and a group of men, formerly prisoners of war in Colditz Castle, and their families, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of the wife of a former prisoner of war in Colditz Castle, and Reinhold Eggers, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974


Photograph of an unidentified man, a former prisoner of war at Colditz Castle, and his wife, and Reinhold Eggers, at the opening of an exhibition concerning Colditz Castle, Germany, and the Colditz glider, at Torbay Aircraft Museum, Paignton, Devon, 1974
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Photograph print of an unidentified building, probably the Hawkers bond warehouse, North Quay, Plymouth, Devon, n.d. [ c.1974]
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Photograph of a portrait of Colonel John Hawker, painted in the late 18th c.; copy made 1970s
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Photograph print of an unidentified man, dressed as a master of foxhounds, possibly Michael Farr's brother John; photographed by Lambert Weston of Folkestone, Kent, n.d. [1970s]
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Photograph of the family grave of Henrich Eggers (1843 - 1905), Reinhold Eggers (1890 - 1974), Sophie Lohmann (1863 - 1936), Margarete Eggers (1892 - 1975) and Oskar Eggers (1920 - 1943), at Bodensee, Germany, n.d. [after 1975]
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Photograph of the exterior of Reinhold Eggers' house, Bodensee, Germany, n.d. [after 1975]
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Photograph of Michael Farr at the annual banquet of Royal Warrant Holders, London, 4 November 1982
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Photograph of Michael Farr, seated, and his dog, probably at Ivybridge, Plymouth, Devon, n.d. [1980s]
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Photograph of Michael Farr seated on a garden bench, n.d. [ c.1990]
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2661 Sergeant-Major Thomas FARREY (SMITH) (Ref: Farrey D/DLI 7/209/1-15)

2nd Battalion and 4th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Enlisted 32nd Light Infantry 1875; later 46th (South Devon) Regiment; served Egypt, 1882 - 1885; joined 4th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, at Newcastle 1886; discharged, 1896; lived at The Garden House, Durham; died, 1899


Account book of Sergeant-Major Thomas Farrey, 1875 - 1894
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Certificate of musketry of Colour-Sergeant T. Farrey, 30 November 1891
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Testimonials to the character of Sergeant-Major T. Farrey, 4 October 1895 - 7 March 1896
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Furlough form giving Sergeant-Major T. Farrey permission to be absent, from to 21 June to 9 July 1896, in order to arrange his discharge, 17 June 1896
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Certificate of character, on discharge, of Sergeant-Major T. Farrey, 9 July 1896
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Certificate of discharge of Sergeant-Major T. Farrey, 9 July 1896
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Army notices concerning the retention of identity certificates and the payment of pensions, n.d. [1890s]
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Newspaper cutting describing the funeral of Sergeant-Major T. Farrey, 26 December 1899
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Photograph of T. Farrey in civilian dress, n.d. [c. 1875]
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Photograph of Private T. Farrey, n.d. [1875 - 1883]
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Photograph of Sergeant T. Farrey, 46th (South Devon) Regiment, photographed by Porral, Gibraltar, n.d. [c. 1881]
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Photograph half-portrait of Sergeant-Major T. Farrey, 2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, n.d. [1890s]
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Photograph of Mary Farrey, wife of Sergeant-Major T. Farrey, n.d. [c. 1887]
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Photograph of T. Farrey, ex 2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, with wife and three children, n.d. [1885 - 1886]
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Photograph of T. Farrey, added to a photograph of his wife and four children, taken after his death, n.d. [c. 1902]
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3612 Private Joseph W FARREY (Ref: Farrey D/DLI 7/875/1)

1/8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry


Letter from the Territorial Force Record Office, York, to Mr. Farrey, Front Street, Lanchester, reporting that 3612 Private Joseph W. Farrey, 1/8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry, is ill at No. 6 General Hospital, Rouen, France, suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm, 14 October 1916
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Second Lieutenant Herbert FAWCETT, M.C. (Ref: Fawcett D/DLI 7/210/1-3)

5th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
Born Gateshead, 1893; enlisted Northumberland Fusiliers, 1915; commissioned DLI, 1917; awarded the Military Cross for 'the initiative that he displayed and for the courage with which he held his position'; died, 1978. Medals in DLI Medal Collection.


Newspaper cutting concerning the award of the Military Cross to Second Lieutenant H. Fawcett, n.d., [1914 - 1918]
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Photograph of H. Fawcett, M.C., at Kew Gardens, Surrey, 26 June 1965
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Photograph album of an unidentified officer, possibly H. Fawcett, of The Durham Light Infantry, containing photographs of the officer's family at Calais, France, July - September 1919; the 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, at Arques, France, January 1919, and 'D' Company, 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, on Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of group of people in a garden, taken at 'Les Dunes', Calais, France, August 1919


Photograph of four officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] standing with a group of women and children by a tennis net in a garden, taken at 'Les Dunes', Calais, France, August 1919


Photograph of three officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with a group of women at a beach chalet, 'La Mouette', taken at Calais Plage, France, August 1919


Photograph of three officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with a group of women at a beach chalet, 'La Mouette', taken at Calais Plage, France, August 1919


Photograph of three officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] standing with three women and a young boy on a beach, taken at Calais Plage, France, August 1919


Photograph of three officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] standing beside two women and two boys in a garden, taken at 'Les Dunes', Calais, France, August 1919


Photograph of a view of a house, 'Les Dunes', taken at Calais, France, 1919


Photograph of two officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with three women on a beach, taken at Calais Plage, France, September 1919


Photograph of two officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with a family by a beach chalet, taken at Calais Plage, France, September 1919


Photograph of people relaxing on a beach, taken at Calais Plage, France, 1919


Photograph of two officers and a soldier [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with two women on a beach, taken at Calais Plage, France, 1919


Photograph of two young women and a boy relaxing on a beach, taken at Calais Plage, France, 1919


Photograph of two young women relaxing on a beach, taken at Calais Plage, France, 1919


Photograph of two officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with a family by a beach chalet, taken at Calais Plage, France, September 1919


Photograph of two officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with a family by a beach chalet, taken at Calais Plage, France, September 1919


Photograph of a soldier [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] relaxing with a family by a beach chalet, taken at Calais Plage, France, September 1919


Photograph of a woman relaxing in a beach chalet, taken at Calais Plage, France, September 1919


Photograph of soldiers of the 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, filling in trenches, taken at Arques, France, January 1919


Photograph of Lieutenant J. Adams, 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, taken at Arques, France, January 1919


Photograph of Lieutenant R.D. Colbeck, 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, taken at Arques, France, January 1919


Photograph, captioned 'Ragging', showing three officers of the 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, play fighting, taken at Arques, France, January 1919


Photograph of Lieutenant J.G. Perry, 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, taken at Arques, France, January 1919


Photograph, captioned A few officers 'filling in trenches', showing a group of officers of the 18th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, relaxing on a hillside, taken at Arques, France, January 1919


Photograph of a view of a house [possibly taken in France], c.1919


Photograph of soldiers of 'D' Company 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, relaxing on a beach, taken at Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of soldiers of 'D' Company 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, relaxing on a beach, taken at Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of soldiers of 'D' Company 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, undergoing physical training on a beach, taken at Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of soldiers of 'D' Company 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, undergoing physical training on a beach, taken at Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of soldiers of 'D' Company 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, paddling in the sea, taken at Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of soldiers of 'D' Company 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, undergoing physical training on a beach, taken at Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of soldiers of 'D' Company 2/6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, paddling in the sea, taken at Calais Sands, France, September 1919


Photograph of a group of officers [possibly of The Durham Light Infantry] with a group of women and children in a garden, taken in France, c.1919


Photograph of a view of the ruins of Ypres Cathedral, taken in Belgium, c.1919


Photograph of a view of the ruins of Ypres Cathedral, taken in Belgium, c.1919


Photograph of a view of the ruins of Ypres Cloth Hall, taken in Belgium, c.1919


Photograph of a view of Poperinghe Square, taken in Belgium, c.1919


Duplicate of D/DLI 7/63/5(225)


Photograph of soldiers of The Durham Light Infantry guarding German prisoners of war [possibly taken in France], c.1914 - 1918


Duplicate of D/DLI 7/63/5(219)


Duplicate of D/DLI 7/63/5(218)


Duplicate of D/DLI 7/63/5(217)


Duplicate of D/DLI 7/63/5(215)
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