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618, CH/111/0210
Community History Collection

Speaker: Oates, Harry, - 2001, Interviewee, Male, Soldier
Speaker: Brown, C, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Describes situation with 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment during World War II (WWII) in April 1941 at Jitra, Northern Malaya. Tells how taken prisoner in Singapore, moved to Thailand in appalling conditions, worked on 'Railway of Death', then air strip at Petchburi where constructed regimental flag which was signed by friends and, later, by Lord Mountbatten, and given to regimental museum in Leicester.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 8/5/1996
Playing time: 15 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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