John Myers Kew report "Appendix A" - any ideas?

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  1. tedfromscrubs

    tedfromscrubs Junior Member

    Hi all

    Hoping someone may be able to throw some light on this.

    Attached is the escape report of John Myers. I have been asked about the "Appendix A" circled at the bottom of the page. The report itself is 3 pages long and is already digitised and easily available, but it may be that's not the entire file. Appendix A refers to I.S.9 - does anyone know whether that means it won't be attached to this file? And if so, what are the chances of retrieving it?

    As always, your combined knowledge and experience is greatly appreciated


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  2. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

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  3. tedfromscrubs

    tedfromscrubs Junior Member

    Many thanks Incredible - both fascinating sites. It appears there was a main report then various Appendices with more limited distribution. From the arcre site I discovered this about Appendix A:

    Appendix A (TOP SECRET). This contained names and addresses of helpers, nature of help given, and relevant dates. This information was intended to help I.S.9(D)-(P/15) and, eventually, the Sections charged with the tracing and rewarding of helpers (now I.S.9(AB)). "Black List" foreigners were also included in this appendix. It had a very limited circulation. - See more at:

    Seems a trip to Kew is on the cards……

  4. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Sounds like it. If I'm reading that correctly then the appendices have information on civilians in occupied territory who helped escapers. Understandable why it would be kept secret at the time. I wonder if "black list" refers to those suspected of working for the Germans?

    I don't know if you are aware, but the chap who runs Arcre is a forum member - might be worth sending him a private message to see if he knows more about it. I'm
  5. tedfromscrubs

    tedfromscrubs Junior Member

    I'm guessing "Black List" would include anyone who had acted contrary to Allied interest. So in Italy that would include local fascists, informers etc. In Le Marche one of the most notorious was Settimo Roscioli, who was convicted and sentenced after the War to many years in prison. However an Amnesty meant he only served a couple of years and then returned to his home village where he lived out the rest of his life. Locals recall him as unrepentant and arrogant to the end.

    I was thinking about contacting Lee Richards - thanks for the suggestion

  6. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    No problem Anne. I've only been a member of the forum for a short time so I'm never sure who or what other members already know. Nobody else seemed to pick up on your post (probably got a bit buried under all those questions from Canadian school kids!) so I thought I'd chip in with what little help I could give.
  7. tedfromscrubs

    tedfromscrubs Junior Member

    In my case you can assume total ignorance offset only by enthusiasm!

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