Joscelyne, Arthur William (Oral history)

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  • 9768
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  • whole: Duration 90, Number Of Items 3
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  • object name: Oral history
  • object category: IWM interview


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British civilian sailed aboard Thames barge during Dunkirk Evacuation, 1940

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REEL 1 Recollections of period as civilian aboard Thames barge during Dunkirk Evacuation, 5/1940-6/1940: pre-war sailing experience; decision to sail to Dunkirk in cockle boat Renown; boarding Thames barge and voyage out; lack of preparation; view of German Air Force dive bombing of warship; embarkation of troops; embarkation of survivors from HMS Basilisk. REEL 2 Continues: narrow escape from mine; plans to evacuate Calais; exchange of fire between aircraft; personal state on return to GB; second hand report of his brother's trip to Dunkirk aboard cockle boat and work evacuating troops from mole. REEL 3 Continues: second hand report of his brother's trip to Dunkirk aboard cockle boat and return to Ramsgate; crew of Sun III; encounter with British warship in British Channel.

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