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The scrapbook of the Salvage Squad (1940-1947)

Frederick Gurr, a postman close to retirement, set up the GPO Rescue and Salvage Squad. The squad was created to rescue mail, money and supplies from Post Offices and letterboxes that were bombed in the City of London.

His A5 lined paper notebook includes photographs, letters, newspaper cuttings, handwritten accounts, a permit to enter blitzed areas in the City of London and a ticket to the Investiture when he was awarded the British Empire Medal.