Blog - Photos from Greece, Crete and North Africa

Discussion in 'Research Material' started by andy007, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    Hi all,
    I hope I have put this in the right place. Mods, feel free to move if needed.

    I have recently been given the opportunity to scan some photos and associated bits and pieces belonging to my Great-Great Uncle Leonard Diamond who was sadly killed during WWII serving with 23rd Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2NZEF. Some of the material is fairly unique and I believe my fellow WW2Talk members may find it of interest.

    I am intending to cover an item or series of items per blog post using the item as a stepping off point for learning more about Len's experiences serving in WWII. The first post is an introduction and overview of Len. Hopefully the second post will be up by the end of next week. I will update this thread accordingly.

    http://hopingthewindisstrongenough.blogspot.co.nz/

    Any feedback is greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball From the North.

    Great idea, Andy and a fine tribute. Really look forward to seeing the photos.
     
  3. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Look forward to seeing this Andy.
    I am involved with researching some of the vessels involved with the evacuations of Greece and Crete.
     
  4. South

    South Member

    Look forward to seeing more, my husband's grandfather fought (and was captured) in Crete.
     
  5. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    Many thanks for the support guys, hopefully I do a good service to Len's memory.
     
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  10. South

    South Member

    A very interesting read, thanks for sharing.
     
  11. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    Thanks for reading South.
     
  12. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    You obviously put a lot of work into this, and it is very well done. Congratulations, a fine tribute.

    I look forward to when you get around to the first bout in the Western Desert. I have some of the war diaries for the period, feel free to text me if you would like to see something from them.

    All the best

    Andreas
     
  13. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    Thank you for your kind words Andreas. I too am looking forward at getting into the Western Desert research, I don't know too much about Len's North Africa experiences. I will keep you in mind when I start working on them.
     
  14. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    Well that last blog was a wee while ago now!

    Life has gotten in the way so I haven't been able to blog as much as I would liked to. However, I have started a twitter account to share photos and ephemera in a slightly easier way. It can be found here - Hoping the wind is strong enough (@HopingWind) | Twitter

    Once time allows I intend to pick the blog up again.
     
  15. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher

    I don't know how many of our posters use "the Twitters" but I've followed your account :)
     
  16. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    Fair point! Many thanks Chris, I believe I may have followed you back...
     
  17. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Me too! Alex.
     
  18. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    Many thanks Alex.
     

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