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Page in autograph book - signatures of Norwegian refugees
Page of an autograph book showing signatures of Norwegian refugees during World War 2, escaping Nazi-occupied Norway. It reads: "With a lot of thanks for a wonderful reception and two pleasant days with the most hospitable people we have ever met - 44 Norwegian fugitives from German "justice".
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1938
13.5cm x 10cm
The autograph book belonged to Rose Manson, the daughter of the schoolteacher in Fetlar at the time. The fleeing refugees landed in Fetlar and were billeted in Sir Lister Hall at Leagarth, except for two groups of women with children who stayed at Seafield and at Gord. Rose Manson eventually emigrated to Canada.

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