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    Default RAF Tea Bags for Holland

    Hi,

    Came across this :-

    2 April 1941

    Reported that the RAF had dropped 75,000 tea bags over towns in Holland bearing the words : ' Holland will arise. Keep your courage up'

    Does anyone know anything more about these tea bags ops

    TIA

    Mark

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    Default Re: RAF Tea Bags for Holland

    Hi, a newspaper article is shown on trove.nia.gov.au/newspaper/article.

    Regards, Fred

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    Default Re: RAF Tea Bags for Holland

    Afraid it doesn't work for me, Fred. I keep getting "This site can't be reached"

    Edit see https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17746601

    Brian
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    Default Re: RAF Tea Bags for Holland

    Hi Lyffe, trove is a search engine and that particular page shows an article in The Sydney Morning Herald Tues July 1 1941.
    It reads as follows:-
    Pilots of the Royal Air Force including an Australian and two New Zealanders preparing to load bags of tea for delivery to the Dutch in Nazi-occupied Holland. Each of the 75,000 bags contained an ounce of tea from growers of the Netherlands East Indies, and carried a label bearing the words "Holland will rise again-Greetings from the Free Netherlands Indies-Keep your chins up" Right: (grainy picture) One of the tea bags, with label attached. The bags were released through the flare chute of the bombing planes during flights across Holland into Germany.
    The pictures are not good but one of the pictures shown look the same as shown as Wikimedia and the other appears to show aircraft.

    Hoping this helps, Fred

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    Default Re: RAF Tea Bags for Holland

    Thanks Fred.

    I think your link omitted the eight figure group 17746601 after 'article', once I had that I went straight to the article. A clear image of the bag and label appears at the start of http://scgsgenealogy.com/geneii/medi...Tea%20Bags.pdf , together with a photo of one of the pilots, Sgt Norman Gregory.

    Brian

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