St John's College W.126

C.W. Shawcross Go in Peace! (1939-45)

Cyril Wilfred Shawcross (1903-1969) matriculated at St John’s College in 1921 and gained a BA in Natural Sciences in 1924. Volunteering on the outbreak of the Second World War, he was appointed Political Officer of the Kufra Oasis during the North Africa Campaign, then transferred to the Iraqi army. His typescript record of his war service is written in verse, and illustrated with numerous black and white photographs, all of which have handwritten captions. Parallel title in Arabic.

Manuscript extra information

287 x 212 mm, unpaginated.  The manuscript is typed on rectos only, with blank versos. Photographs are pasted onto versos only, with blank rectos. Bound in a standard ‘Joca file’ cardboard folder, with string and metal fasteners. Text block is also stapled together.

Given to the Library by Cyril Wilfred Shawcross’s son Francis Wilfred Shawcross in August 2019.