[Battle of Normandy, 1944.] 'Secret' British Army pamphlet titled 'OPERATION “OVERLORD” - 1944 | Report by AQMG (Ops) EASTERN COMMAND', describing 'the part played by Eastern Command in the preparations for and launching of the operation'.

[Operation Overlord (Battle of Normandy), 1944] 'AQMG (Ops) EASTERN COMMAND' [i.e. Lieut.-Col. Colin Thornton-Kernsley (1903-1977)]
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[Operation Overlord, Eastern Command, 1944] On final page: 'D 53664-1 175 D/d E.C.2144 11/44 70'. '11/44' signifies the date of the pamphlet, November 1944, and '70' the number of copies printed.

Sir Colin Thornton-Kernsley is identified as author from the first of the pamphlet's seven appendices ('Eastern Command | List of officers principally concerned with plans for the mounting of Overlord'), where he is described as: 'Chairman: AQMG(Ops) Lt. Col. C. N. Thornton Kernsley MP-RA'.

[ Dwight D. Eisenhower, as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. ] Printed address to the 'Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!', spurring them on to 'full Victory' (in Operation Overlord). With facsimile signature/

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), 34th President of the United States of America, and Supreme Allied Commander in Europe in the Second World War [ Operation Overlord, 1944 ]
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Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. 1944.

1p., 12mo. A frail survival of a historic document, aged, worn and stained, with slight loss to one corner. On reverse, in blue pencil, with illegible signature: 'No Report for 30th'. The document is headed 'SUPREME HEADQUARTERS | ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE', followed by the insignia. The address begins: 'Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! | You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.

[Printed handbill.] The Burnham Proposals, 1944. Memorandum issued by the National Union of Women Teachers for consideration by - Members of Parliament; and Members of Local Education Authorities.

[The National Union of Women Teachers, London; The Burnham Proposals, 1944]
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National Union of Women Teachers, 41 Cromwell Road, S.W.7. ['Temporary War-Time Address - 13 The Uplands, Ruislip, Middlesex.'] J. W. Sparks Limited, The Printing House, Forest Gate, E.7. [1944.]

2pp., 8vo. Handbill. In fair condition, on aged, creased and worn paper. Shelfmarks (of the Board of Education Reference Library, London). Discussing the proposals: 'Differentiation on Account of Sex', 'Differentiation on Account of the Age of Pupils', 'Differentiation on Account of Area' and 'Allowances over and above Scale Salary'. Scarce: no copy on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC.

Three leaflets in English, examples of Nazi black propaganda: '"You Americans are sooo different!"'; 'The Girl You Left Behind' and 'While you are away'. Each with a cartoon featuring a semi-naked errant sweetheart.

[Nazi black propaganda, 1944; Second World War; German; allies; anti-semitism]
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[Germany, 1944.]

Each of the three printed on both sides of a piece of paper, 21.5 x 14.5 cm, the last two printed in black and red. The condition of these scarce, ephemeral items, is poor. They are damp-stained, with the first two complete, but with numerous closed tears, and the third with fraying and loss to the margins, resulting in a little loss to the illustration, but with the whole text still legible. ITEM ONE (coded AI-049-3-44) [March 1944?]: Text on one side, headed 'The Way Of All Flesh', begins 'When pretty Joan Hopkins was still standing behind the ribbon counter of a 5 & 10 cts.

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