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Memoirs of Norman Stockton, circa 1942 [manuscript]
Bib ID 4281687
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Stockton, Norman, 1903-1943
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1942] 
0.06 m. (2 folders) 
Summary

MS 10069 comprises an original typescript of over 100,000 words, with extensive manuscript corrections, of Norman Stockton's unpublished memoirs. Stockton's activities as a war correspondent in Hong Kong and Singapore and during the London Blitz are covered (2 folders).

Biography/History

Journalist and war correspondent. Norman Stockton was an editor with the Hong Kong Telegraph and then chief correspondent Far East for the London Daily express during the Sino-Japanese war in 1937, when he covered the Japanese side of operations in South China. Based in Australia from April 1942, he was briefly war correspondent attached to General MacArthur's General Headquarters, Southwest Pacific Area. Stockton was sent from Australia to the United Kingdom in 1942, via the United States, to become the London representative of the Sydney Sun newspaper. Stockton died on 2 December 1943 whilst with No. 460 Squadron, RAAF, on a major bombing raid on Berlin and is buried in the British Military Cemetery in Berlin.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 10069.

Subjects Stockton, Norman, 1903-1943 -- Archives.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  War correspondents -- Australia -- Archives.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Journalists -- Archives.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Australian.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Hong Kong Island (China).  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Singapore.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- England.
Time Coverage 1942 
Occupation Journalists.  |  War correspondents.

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