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Dekho! : Journal of the Burma Star Association

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0038

These four issues of Dekho! : Journal of the Burma Star Association were written for and about British World War II veterans who served in the Burma campaign. They include information about such subjects as reunions, obituaries, honors, and photography. The journals date from Autumn of 1998 through Summer of 1999.

Dates

  • 1998-1999

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet

Abstract

These four issues of Dekho! : Journal of the Burma Star Association were written for and about British World War II veterans who served in the Burma campaign. They include information about such subjects as reunions, obituaries, honors, and photography. The journals date from Autumn of 1998 through Summer of 1999.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Burma Star Association was officially founded on 26 February 1951 with 2000 members. The rules of the Association were drawn up by Lord Louis Mountbatten and Field Marshal Lord Slim. The broad aims of the Association were to promote the comradeship experienced in the bitter fighting in the jungles of Burma and to set up a welfare organization so that members and widows in need could be given poverty assistance in times of ill-health or other debilitating circumstances. The Burma Star Association is Tri-Service and is strictly non-political and nonsectarian with permanent representatives from the Royal Navy, Army Royal Air Force and Royal British Legion. To become a full member of the Association, an ex-Serviceman, ex-Servicewoman, or Nurse must have been awarded the Burma Campaign Star for service in Burma for the necessary qualifying period or the Pacific Star with Burma Clasp.

Arrangement

This collection consists of four folders.

Acquisition Note

Stanley H. Tinsley donated these periodicals to the Center for the Study of War and Society in October of 2008.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480