IWM Chindit Audio - online availability

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by Hebridean Chindit, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Ken / Steve, if access is ever available again, I am looking for a broadcast which incuded a Thomas Pierce from Anfield Liverpool. He was with the 1st Kings at the time and it would have been late 43 early 44 as he was kia in July 44.

    If you come across anything can you let me know.

    Phil
     
  2. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Phil... I may have to delve into the 1st Kings MIA reports which may mention something as I keep forgetting they dropped in to visit Dad whilst he was vacationing at BLACKPOOL... ;)

    If interested let me know or I'm sure Drew would be able to offer assistance as he mostly lives there... :D

    Steve and I will be checking the recordings site from time to time but I now suspect we will "hear" very little for some considerable time, without actually going to IWM, which for me is a real bind (no cameras, no laptops; just paper and pencils, iirc) ... :rolleyes:
     
  3. zahonado

    zahonado Well-Known Member

    Are all the recordings now impossible to access online? Why? What a shame -there were some very interesting ones ....
     
  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Ken / Steve, if access is ever available again, I am looking for a broadcast which incuded a Thomas Pierce from Anfield Liverpool. He was with the 1st Kings at the time and it would have been late 43 early 44 as he was kia in July 44.

    If you come across anything can you let me know.

    Phil

    Phil,

    Have you mixed up your two recent 1 KLR men? Did you mean Thomas Hughes? Or am I just mixed up myself??:D
     
  5. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Phil,

    Have you mixed up your two recent 1 KLR men? Did you mean Thomas Hughes? Or am I just mixed up myself??:D

    Hi Steve, no its the same Thomas Hughes. The family know that he took part in a broadcast prior to being killed.

    P
     
  6. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    [rant-mode]Some items are back up but the issue relates to who owns the recordings, I guess...

    I can only presume that they do not own the copyright to those items that are no-longer available...

    I believe some much older material is back and available but of the 46 sets of recordings I had bookmarked for transcription work, nothing...

    This is paragraphs three and four of the "full statement" presently linked from each of the recordings that are presently unavailable...

    We anticipate being able to progressively restore access to the majority of digitised material and hope to have the first batch available before the end of 2011.
    We regret that this may cause some inconvenience to researchers who have been using the audio access feature. If you have an urgent need to gain access to particular recordings in the short term, please visit our Collections Enquiry Service, where you can either book an appointment to listen to them in the Research Room at IWM London or send an enquiry and we will try to provide access by other means.

    The link is from the page, the italic/bold/underline is my addition as I believe this is purely for PR purposes - I presume the criteria would probably mean the severely disadvantaged in outer Mongolia, or some such similar status...
    I did send an enquiry; I did get a very nice reply; it basically means "Come On Down...!", but only after a clear two working days notice Monday to Friday from 1000 to 1700...

    I do not have the time...

    I do not have the capital...

    A professional researcher may have both, but I am an ordinary member of the public with very limited resources...

    46 sets of recordings, and that was from my initial trawling expedition... would anyone here care to try and work out how long that would take with pencil and paper, excluding the issue with leave time and transport issues - wow... ain't I blessed living so near but yet so far from such a valuable resource...

    What the eye does not see, the heart does not grieve about... I'm on life support... [/rant-mode] :rolleyes:

    ps does it show that I'm p*ss*d off big time...?
     
  7. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Forgot to add this...

    The Chindit material - I have been effectively told they have no idea as to how long it will be before it is available to anyone without the ability to visit IWM...

    My response was one thousand eight hundred and thirty odd wasted words...
     
  8. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Back up, mostly... don't tell Sid... ;)
     

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