Information - book donated to IWM

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  1. HomeCountiesBattalions

    HomeCountiesBattalions Burma WW2 British Cavalry Reserch

    My grandfather after the war wrote his memoirs in a book about his time in burma.

    A copy of this book was given to the Imperial war museum North.

    I've contacted the IWM about this book and they couldn't find it in their archive.

    Can it be lost?
     

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  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    That would be a great shame if they had. Sometimes the IWM can be a bit of a black hole for depositing family archive material. I'm sure they still have it, but perhaps have not filed it away very cleverly.

    I had a similar situation with the IWM in London. One of my Chindit 1 families had given the museum a cassette recorded interview of their father's memories of Burma in 1990, but the museum had no record of it when I enquired about it in 2016. Thankfully, it suddenly appeared on the website, available to listen on line. So with a bit of a nudge they might re-discover your grandfather's book.

    It looks really interesting by the way, do you have a copy at least?

    Steve
     
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  3. HomeCountiesBattalions

    HomeCountiesBattalions Burma WW2 British Cavalry Reserch

    Unfortunately not. I wish I did. I will have to press the IWM because I know they definitely have it
     
  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Keep plugging away at them. Good luck.
     
  5. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Given the title it would not be surprising if it had been misfiled under Tank Corps WW1
     
  6. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    Have you contacted the Tank Museum Library and Archive at Bovington? The title, as I'm sure you know, forms part of the Royal Tank Regiment "Through the Mud and the Blood to the Green Fields Beyond. Fear Naught' line - that's the WW2 version - now often stated as 'From Mud through Blood to the Green Fields Beyond'.
     
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