Object details

Category
Private papers
Related period
Interwar (content), Second World War (content)
Creator
Symes, Ernest Arthur
Martin, Aubrey James
Dimensions

whole: 1 box

Catalogue number
Documents.26280

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© IWM (HU 20951) Three French POWs smile for the camera as they hold up their special Christmas food at Stalag Luft III, Sagan, 25 December 1942.
© IWM (HU 20951) Three French POWs smile for the camera as they hold up their special Christmas food at Stalag Luft III, Sagan, 25 December 1942.
Second World War
Christmas in Captivity
Millions of prisoners were taken during the Second World War and their experiences varied
Ensign Violette Reine Szabo, George Cross, Croix de Guerre avec Palme, WTS/FANY, SOE. Violette Szabo served as a courier with F Section, SOE.
© IWM (HU 16541)
Women In Wartime
Who Was Violette Szabo?
Violette Szabo (1921-1945) worked for 'F' Section in Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War. During a mission in France she was captured and imprisoned by the Nazi's. She was executed in Ravensbrück concentration camp and posthumously awarded the George Cross, the highest honour given to civilians.
Adolf Hitler at the annual harvest festival at Bückeberg in 1934.
© IWM (MH 11040)
Second World War
How Europe Went To War In 1939
The Second World War was the most destructive conflict in human history. Years of international tension and aggressive expansion by Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany culminated in the German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later.