Photocopy of magazine The Barb (22 Dec. 1917); Photocopied illustration (10 Mar. 1918); Photocopied autographed dinner menu (1917); Theatre programme "Parcels", with photocopy (5 Nov. 1918); Officer Prisoner of War Dining Club Reunion Dinner programme (1948); 11 photographs, with handlist (n.d.); Extract "Sixty Years On" by V. C. Coombs from The Royal Air Force Quarterly (1976); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Dec. 1976).
V. C. Coombs papers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection POW 016
- Dates of Creation1917-1976
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file; typescript, photographs, and printed material (including photocopy)
- Direct Link
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
V. C. Coombs (b. 1897 at Beckenham, Kent) was educated at the City of London School. He served with the Artists' Rifles from 1915. A Lieutenant, RFC (Royal Flying Corps) from 1916, he was captured in 1917 and held as a POW (Prisoner of War) at Trier and Holzminden.
Conditions Governing Access
Access is unrestricted
The papers were placed in the Collection by Mr Coombs (son).
Other Finding Aids
POW catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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