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Robert Asquith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0108

This collection includes a copy of "Liberation," dictating Robert Asquith's time as a prisoner of war during World War II and his liberation. It also contains one copy of a First Lutheran Church (Knoxville, Tenn.) service bulletin with names and addresses of church members serving during World War II and a section for letters from soldiers, including a letter from Asquith.

Dates

  • undated

Language

English.

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 the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection includes a copy of "Liberation," dictating Robert Asquith's time as a prisoner of war during World War II and his liberation. It also contains one copy of a First Lutheran Church (Knoxville, Tenn.) service bulletin with names and addresses of church members serving during World War II and a section for letters from soldiers, including a letter from Asquith.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Asquith, born May 8, 1924, served during World War II as a sergeant in the 3rd Division, 15th Infantry. In October of 1944, he was captured at St. Die, France and held as a prisoner until April 1945. He was held in camps IIIA and IIIB and was liberated at camp IIIA in Luckenwalde, Germany by the Russian Forces. Asquith died January 16, 1994 and is buried in Knox County, Tenn.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.2012.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society.

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