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Examining the damage

 

Caption: "The dormitory in which the soldier was killed. The man in the photograph who also slept there, is searching in the wreckage for his possessions."

Source: clip from The Illustrated London News, 22nd March 1947, provided by Harry Devey.

Comment from Harry Devey: "...the picture showing the corporal searching through the wreckage is a publicity picture, the man in the picture was not even from the detroyed building. In fact the bed he is looking at was mine, together will all my equipment, and the bed to the rear of him was the one occupied by Pte France although he was not killed there. I think that it is most likely that I was the last man to speak to him before he was killed."