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Letter from F. F. Espie : Calcutta, India, to Mrs Espie, May 1942 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1844420
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Espie, F. F
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1942 
1 cm. (1 folder) 
Summary

Extract from a letter dated 30 May 1942 from F. F. Espie to Mrs Espie. The letter describes the evacuation of troops and civilians from Namtu, Burma during World War II, in anticipation of imminent Japanese invasion. Espie describes in detail the 25 day journey from Namtu to Calcutta.

Biography/History

General manager of Burma Corporation Ltd in the 1930's. President of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy from 1948. In 1975 the position was taken over by his son, Sir Frank Espie.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9644

Reproduction Photocopy 
Subjects Espie, F. F. -- Correspondence.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Burma.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Burma -- Refugees.
Time Coverage 1942 

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