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Black and white photograph of the funeral held at Soroby on 20/8/1944.

The funeral at Soroby graveyard of the airmen who died in a mid-air collision on 16th August 1944. The funeral was held on the 20th August. One of the dead was Flt. Lt. Leonard Revilliod whose grandfather, Tomas Masaryk, was the first President of Czechoslovakia. Attending the funeral were Leonard`s mother, Olga Masaryk (daughter of Tomas Masaryk) and Jan Masaryk (Olga`s brother), who was the Czech Ambassador to the UK. Olga Masaryk married Dr Henri Revilliod.

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Other Number: V50
Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs – V
Current Location: normal location

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