Collection of photographs and postcards c.1938-1952; 1938-1952; 2000_767_42


Collection of photographs and postcards c.1938-1952

About this object

Collection of photographs and postcards c.1938-1952 belonging to Lt. Eric Harold Blow 996. When War broke out he was in Europe and with a group of fellow New Zealanders who formed what became known as 'The Hollywood Battery', a propaganda force to help persuade people to join the war effort, they were filmed and photographed for newsreels and newspapers as example of men fighting from the Dominions. He was a territorial officer 1935-56, a Subaltern, 2NZEF 1939-46, Troop commander 34th battery NZ REg. NZ Artillery. He served in UK, Egypt, Libya and Greece and was wounded at Thermopylae in 1941 while riding a motorcycle. He was captured in 1941, taken POW until 1945 moved around Salonika, Lubeck, Possel, Warburg and Eishstatt. Items in this collection include a photograph of Eric Harold Blow as a POW in WW2, a postcard sent to him in 1938 from Nazi occupied Innsbruck, Austria, and a cartoon by Peter McIntyre (also in propaganda group) saying 'Enemy Agents Gain Information for Money Shut Your Mouth'.

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New Zealand

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Subject and Association Description

photograph, postcards, WW2

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Credit Line

Colin Blow

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