City and country names As much as possible I have reflected the names my father used for places or people, even when his spelling of them varied. I have tried to give current names close to the first usage of an old name. I have used a current name e.g. Iran, rather than Persia, where it might cause confusion.
Maps Where possible I have tried to find appropriate maps from around the 1940s to reflect names, borders and infrastructure that existed at the time. Some of these maps are held in libraries around the world. Links to these resources are under the site Resources tab. To the librarians- thank you for what you do.
Photographs Where possible I have used photos free from copyright issues. I have named the source/s where they may be from an individual or organisation. Where a photograph available on the web was ‘unique’ to a particular reference I tried to obtain appropriate permission. Sometimes that was forthcoming, other times I received no reply so have attributed the source in the hope I will be forgiven. As a general note, sadly a lot of our photographic history from the period is held under copyright, which was a source of frustration. Thank you to those sources who allow access.
Wikipedia and Google Maps Both sources were go-to starting points for much of my research into references in my father’s diary. Wiki, in particular, would often point the way. I responded to Wiki donation appeals. A number of Google Maps screenshots label different locations mentioned in the diary.
Thanks My eternal thanks for help with this project go to: Geoff Paddock of GP Media; Sam Pauly of Summit Up; Simon Ritchie of Ubique Design; Ian Chapman; Kay Doyle; My father’s grandchildren whose voices are heard reading his diary extracts on the podcast episodes.
Any errors, omissions or mistakes are entirely mine, for which I apologise in advance.
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