|Measurement||18 items (7 cm)|
Dellar, William Morris
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Second World War, 1939-1945
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Dellar, William Morris (Gunner, b: 1915)
W.M. Dellar enlisted in the AIF and, after training in Australia, served in Palestine and Egypt. Dellar was made a prisoner of war when his ship HMS Hereward was disabled during the evacuation of Crete. The main body of the manuscript recounts Dellar's experiences as a prisoner of the Italians and later the Germans, until his liberation by American forces in March 1945. Also: a typed satirical poem, "The Colonel, He Did Say", relating to experiences in Italian POW camp/s; paybook, POW postcard, souvenir menu of 1990 reunion, March 1991 issue of "Take Post" newsletter, certificates and copies of news clippings.