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Looking for newspaper photo 1944 Breskens 52nd lowland division

Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by GlassFairy, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. GlassFairy

    GlassFairy New Member

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    My grandfather Albert Edward Speller was in the 52nd lowland division. They fought in Breskens, Holland in 1944. He got his photo taken by a reporter with a fellow soldier while they were loading ammo into a pram. The photo was printed in a national newspaper (english).

    This is a long shot but if anyone knows of this photo or has a copy of the article, i would greatly appreciate it.
     
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    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron  

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    Welcome to the forums!
    I'll have a trawl through some of my own papers. If not, one of our members might find it in their own collection-
     
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    Try a library and consult National Newspaper archives from September to December 1944. The Times would be a good start. Most libraries have archives of national newspapers
     
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    Thank you for the swift replies! I live in a remote area in Ireland and my local library does not have uk newspaper archives. Anywhere online i can search? I'd be so happy to find a copy of this image :)
     
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    Try contacting the British Library, or the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. I'm pretty sure both have copies of every issue of every British paper that ever appeared.
     
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