QLD State Library Secures Rare Wartime Love Letters, 1995

Title:
QLD State Library Secures Rare Wartime Love Letters, 1995
NFSA ID:
282226
Year:
1995
Courtesy:
Southern Cross Austereo
Category:
Access fees

In 1995, the Queensland State Library managed to outbid some of the world's biggest museums to secure a collection of documents and letters written by Second World War 'Dam Buster' Charles Williams.

Williams, a wireless operator and gunner who grew up on a Queensland sheep station, died during the famous raids in Germany in 1943, but left behind meticulous log books, diaries and correspondence, including love letters from his fiancée.