Swiper's 53rd Welsh Division Collection

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by Swiper, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Robin, many thanks for the very kind words. The collection has expanded a great deal since when I first made this, including a large amount of one off publications, digitally recorded accounts, and the generous donations of several large research files from other historians.

    The first link is my old site actually! 160 Brigade does still exist but has been repeatedly rebranded (how it survived the recent Budget when it was slated to be axed I still do not really understand).

    Message incoming.
     
  2. mark abbott

    mark abbott Junior Member Patron

    Swiper,

    Do you know if there are copies of the "Red Dragon" preserved anywhere? I understand that the publication was issued between D Day and V E Day with an average daily distribution of 1,300.

    Mark
     
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  3. Jan2000

    Jan2000 Member

    An old topic, but what an amazing collection!
     
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  4. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Just seen both points, its grown a bit since 2013!
    There are no full collections to my knowledge, I have a copy of the VE Day issue 'Red Flagon' tucked away somewhere, I believe partial collections at IWM (which wasn't accessible for a long time for some reason) and the Royal Welsh Museum at Brecon (I believe in Bolland's Divisional Scrapbooks).
     
  5. mark abbott

    mark abbott Junior Member Patron

    Swiper,

    Very many thanks
     

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