Diary of Maurice Grant Boydell, February - April 1943

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Accession Number AWM2019.22.220
Collection number PR86/004
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 27 Image/s captured
Maker Boydell, Maurice Grant
Place made Germany
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Diary relating to the Second World War service of QX6141 Lieutenant Maurice Grant Boydell, 2/1st Anti-Tank Regiment, 13 February - 4 April 1943.

The second of four diaries kept by Boydell during the period 13 February - 4 April 1943. In this diary Boydell documents everyday life as a prisoner of war at Oflag VII-B in Eichstätt. Common subjects covered include the weather, treatment of the prisoners, letters sent to and received from Australia, rations, activities such as gardening and sports, rumours amongst the men and air raids in surrounding areas.