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Leonard Buckley

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I do not know whether people are interested in this sort of thing but I have lots of information about my uncle who was a prisoner of war.

I will be posting letters etc over the next few weeks if thats all right. Anyway ,here goes.

.Quite a handsome lad before the war.

Gunner 1831119 Royal Artillery,(LAA).

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Len was a motorbike Despatch rider. He had his motorbike shot from under him and was captured by the Italians.

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At the most basic level, it is Sheffield, it is history and it is Wartime - so, great, yes, of course we're interested. Keep them coming.

and Thank You.

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Len was a motorbike Despatch rider. He had his motorbike shot from under him and was captured by the Italians.

Great stuff Pop -the things these young people had to go through.

I bet the Italians must have been facinated to see the forward gears on his motor bike. he he

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Excellent post Pop, keep it coming.

Dean.

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Interesting stuff Poppy, I'm looking forward to reading more. Please keep it coming as it all helps to preserve the history of ordinary Sheffielders.

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A letter from The Red Cross Re Len,s welfare. The army today do not seem to take this sort of trouble about men in Iraq .The whole era seemed a nicer time even though we were at war. People seemed to have the time for individuals .

Len even had money to spend in the Italian Co-Op.

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It must have been very difficult to get letters to and from Italy during the war.

By this time Len was in Hospital.

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Poppy Christina

Some of my family lived at 35 Sanderson Rd during WW2, they might have known each other.

Dennis

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A brilliant post. Makes those of us who have never had to go to war, remember the great sacrifice these youg men gave, for our generation.

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