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HMS Marne Proclamation

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Barbara Bailey
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Artic Circle and Sheffield.
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Royal Navy
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08 December 2005

This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Louise Treloar of the ‘Action Desk — Sheffield’ Team on behalf of Barbara Bailey and has been added to the site with her permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

Barbara has the original proclamation given to her husband for crossing the Artic Circle on the HMS Marne (merchant Navy). It was the 'Order of the Blue Nox'.

She also recalls that on the night of the Blitz, one of the strangest sights was a piano stuck up in a tree.


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