|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Physical description||166 Image/s captured|
Boydell, Maurice Grant
|Place made||Australia, Germany|
Second World War, 1939-1945
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Transcript diaries of Maurice Grant Boydell, June 1941 - January 1945
Transcript diaries relating to the Second World War service of QX6141 Lieutenant Maurice Grant Boydell, 2/1st Anti-Tank Regiment, 21 June 1941 - 1 January 1945.
A draft typed transcription of four diaries kept by Boydell during the period 21 June 1941 - 1 January 1945. In these diaries Boydell documents everyday life as an internee at a number of prisoner of war camps in Germany including Oflag V-B at Biberach, Oflag X-C at Lübeck, Oflag VII-B at Eichstätt and Oflag VIII-F at Mährisch-Trübau. Common subjects covered include the weather, conditions in camp, general treatment of prisoners, illnesses and medical treatment, rations and Red Cross parcels, recreational activities such as gardening and sports, and letters sent to and received from Australia. He regularly makes note of war news and rumours circulating amongst the men and events such as Allied air raids carried out in surrounding areas and escape attempts by prisoners.
The transcriptions were completed by a number of Australian War Memorial volunteers in 1986, and include annotations.