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Second World War (1939-1945).

Subject Source: Other Source

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

Aberdeen City Art Gallery and Museums Oral History Audio Collection.

Identifier: UNLS029
Scope and Contents

This collection of oral history recordings covers a wide range of topics from around Aberdeen. Major themes include World War Two, fishing, employment, childhood, Torry, and Old Aberdeen.

Dates: 1984-2004.

Account of time as a nurse at the King George V Seamen`s Memorial Hospital, Malta, of Miss J G M Allan.

Identifier: Acc.11950
Scope and Contents

Includes a letter, press cuttings and a newsletter.

Dates: 1938-1942.

Army Book 64 of J B McKeeman.

Identifier: Acc.7844
Scope and Contents

Containing the particulars of service during World War II.

Dates: circa 1939-1945.

Diary of Naomi Mitchison while living at Carradale House during the Second World War., circa 1940-1941

Identifier: Acc.10888/9
Scope and Contents

Diaries of Naomi Mitchison detailing her daily life, work and activities at Carradale during the Second World War. Including details of farm work and her family.

Dates: Other: circa 1940-1941

Duplicated memorial volume of verses and prose pieces of Jim MacKniven, a schoolboy killed in the Clydebank Blitz.

Identifier: Acc.10822
Scope and Contents

Includes introductory poem by Naomi Mitchison.

Dates: 1942.

Journal, 1941, and photograph album, c.1942-5, of James Gordon, serving with the British Army in India, Egypt and Burma during the Second World War.

Identifier: Acc.13598
Scope and Contents Journal, 1941, and photograph album, c.1942-1945, of James `Jimmy` Gordon, serving with the British Army in India, Egypt and Burma.James Gordon was born in 1916 in Turriff, Aberdeenshire. A gifted artist and art teacher, Gordon enlisted with the British Army during the Second World War. His journal begins on 10 November 1941, and records daily observations and his thoughts during his journey from the Clyde on board the troopship Aorangi. He describes Freetown, Sierra Leone, in...
Dates: 1941-1945

Literary papers of Hugh Provan Crosbie.

Identifier: Acc.12197
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, diaries, photographs and press cuttings concerning his service in World War II.

Dates: 1941-1991.

Papers, 1936-1958, of William Oliver Petrie, missionary doctor and superintendent of hospitals, Malawi.

Identifier: Acc.13582
Scope and Contents Papers, 1936-1958, of William Oliver Petrie, missionary doctor and superintendent of hospitals, Malawi.William Oliver Petrie (1913-1998) was born at East Manse, Loanhead, Midlothian, the son of Rev. James Petrie and Mrs Cecilia Petrie. Rev. Petrie was the minister of the United Free Church at Loanhead. William was educated at Loanhead Primary School and George Watson’s College, Edinburgh. He graduated in medicine from Edinburgh University in 1936, and worked for a time at...
Dates: 1936-1958

Papers of James Lauder Davidson.

Identifier: Acc.13567
Scope and Contents The collection comprises several manuscript and typescript diaries which illustrate James Lauder Davidson’s experiences during his time in Burma, before and after WWII, and his military involvement in the conflict. Of particular interest are the earlier and later diaries, as well as the diary charting his escape into China. The collection also includes two photographic albums. The first one (item 2 in the collection) includes original photographs taken by Davidson. Most of them include...
Dates: 1938-1947

Papers of Major General James Scott Elliot.

Identifier: Acc.11499
Scope and Contents Papers of Major General James Scott Elliot, 1920-1990Major General James Scott Elliot was born in 1902 into a military family, his father being Lt Colonel W. Scott Elliot DSO. Scott Elliot was educated at both Wellington College and Sandhurst and went on to have an impressive military career. This included service in Egypt, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and India. During the Second World War, Scott Elliot was sent to France where he contributed to battles in Lille and Le Havre. In 1942,...
Dates: circa 1920-1990

Papers of Robert Titilah, relating to his service during World War Two with the Parachute Regiment, including imprisonment at Stalag IVB, Muhlberg.

Identifier: Acc.13648
Scope and Contents Photographs, letter and army papers of Robert Titilah, 1897-1991, relating to his service with the 1st Parachute Regiment during the Second World War, particularly his internment as a Prisoner of War at Stalag IVB, Muhlberg, Germany.The papers include Titilah`s `Soldier`s Release Book`, which indicates that he enlisted in April 1942. He apparently enlisted on a whim after he had been drinking with a friend, and a studio portrait captures the men together shortly after this event....
Dates: 1897-1991

Papers of the Scottish Far East Prisoners of War Association.

Identifier: Acc.13613
Scope and Contents Minutes, membership lists, press cuttings and photographs, 1992-2007, of the Scottish Far East Prisoners of War Association, and papers relating to `Beyond the Bamboo Screen: Scottish Prisoners of War under the Japanese`, a book compiled by Tom McGowran, OBE.The Scottish Far East Prisoners of War Association was established in the years following the end of the Second World War. The Association’s purpose was to offer practical and emotional support to survivors of wartime...
Dates: 1992-2007

Papers of W. D. Brown, of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, concerning his escape from Malaya and Singapore during the Second World War.

Identifier: Acc.13771
Scope and Contents

Papers of W. D. Brown concerning his escape from Malaya and Singapore during the Japanese invasion in early 1942. The papers include three typescript accounts, describing his flight from Klang, his journey to Singapore, and departure from Singapore and subsequent experiences. Also included is Brown`s annotated copy of Oswald W. Gilmour`s book `Singapore to freedom`.

Dates: c.1942

Papers of Werner Bienert, migrant from Germany to Scotland.

Identifier: Acc.13593
Scope and Contents Papers, c.1910-1970s, of Werner Bienert, migrant from Germany to Scotland.Werner Bienert was born in Thale Am Harz, Germany in1902 to a sawmill owner. His early life until 1922 was spent working in the timber trade in Germany and Holland before moving to Edinburgh, Scotland in 1924 on a year’s visa. There he met his future wife, Rose Tinney, with whom he had three children. They were married in 1925 before Bienert was forced to move back to Germany, settling in Hamburg. The...
Dates: c.1903-1979