Collection: Private Papers of Staff Sergeant Graham Walter Roe
1 bound ts account (89pp) titled "Hot metal! A WW2 infantryman's story" written by Private Graham Walter Roe, ex Green Howards, later Staff Sergeant, Hallamshire Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment (146th Infantry Brigade, 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division [Polar Bear], 30 Corps, 2nd British Army). It describes his service from enlistment and training to Operation Overlord (D-Day), Normandy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, the occupation of Germany and eventual demobilisation (March 1943 - August 1947). He goes into particular detail about action during Operation Martlet at Fontenay-le-Pesnel (25-27 June 1944), the crossing of the River Seine (August 1944), Nijmegan (September 1944) and the occupation of Germany from May 1945. Together with: 40 photographs of Graham Walter Roe 1943-1947; 11 postcards 1939-1945 with notes on them by Graham Walter Roe; 1 Soldier's release book class A; 1 National Service Acts 1939-1941 grade card; 1 National Service Acts 1939-1941 certificate of registration; 1 Certificate of transfer to the Army Reserve 1947; 1 War Department driving permit 1943; 1 message form; 1 hospital discharge slip 1944; and 1 pass to Hotel Ronceray Paris 1945.