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Object ID

2019.2.333-334

Object Name

Newspaper

Date

1940

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2019.2.333 – Newspaper page titled “News from England, marked “No. 1 SEPTEMBER 1940 DISTRIBUTED BY THE R.A.F.”

2019.2.334 - Newspaper page titled “News from England, marked “No. 2 SEPTEMBER 30, 1940 For the Channel Islands DISTRIBUTED BY THE R.A.F.”

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Newspapers distributed by the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) to the German-occupied Channel Islands, “News from England” No. 1 and 2, “September 1940” and September 30, 1940” headed: “Distributed by the R.A.F.” printed on both sides. The first issue bears an uplifting message from King George VI and the Queen, along with words of sympathy and support; King George’s speech to the nation on September 23, 1940; and excerpts from Churchill’s speeches. The second edition includes articles on the progression of the war, escapes made by eight Guernsey men to England; and the drowning of 77 child evacuees by a German U-Boat.

Dimensions

10 1/2 x 8 1/2"

Keywords

Channel Islands, Churchill, King George VI, Guernsey

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Channel

R.A.F. Propaganda Newspapers Dropped on Channel Islands

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