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Fred Thompson photograph collection

Fonds / Archival Collection
IdentifierRA050
Title NoteTitle of collection after name of photographer.
Extent & Medium67 photographs : prints, sepia
Date[1945]
Administrative/Biographical HistoryFred Thompson was a photographer and a Canadian soldier who likely served with a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) mobile field photographic section during the Second World War. Thompson photographed scenes witnessed by the RCAF and the Royal Air Force and was present at the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945.

Albert Edward Frisby served in the Canadian military during the Second World War. He collected photographs taken in 1945 by RCAF photographer Fred Thompson.
Scope & ContentCollection is comprised of photographs taken by Canadian aircraftman and photographer Fred Thompson in locations in Germany, Belgium, England and the Netherlands in 1945, at the end of the Second World War. Photographs depict military personnel and aircraft, liberated slave labourers, street scenes, bombed buildings, shipwrecks, Bergen-Belsen atrocities and other scenes witnessed by the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Air Force as part of military operations in northwest Europe.
Archival HistoryACN 2019.098 Frisby
Immediate Source of Acquisition or TransferPhotographs were accumulated by Albert Edward Frisby (1900–1949) and donated to the VHEC by his granddaughter, Sara Frisby, in 2019.
AccrualsFurther accruals are possible.
LanguageEnglish
NotePhotographs in collection stamped on verso: Photo by Fred Thompson. Handwritten on verso: W23 or W28.
System of ArrangementPhotographs are arranged in groupings of related subjects as identified in handwritten captions on reverse of prints.
RightsPhotographs are in the public domain.
Rules or ConventionsISAD(G) informed by RAD
Archivist's NoteFinding aid created October 2020 by Shyla Seller
Date of Description2020

Collection Contents

Collection is comprised of photographs taken by Canadian aircraftman and photographer Fred Thompson in locations in Germany, Belgium, England and the Netherlands in 1945, at the end of the Second World War. Photographs depict military personnel and aircraft, liberated slave labourers, street scenes, bombed buildings, shipwrecks, Bergen-Belsen atrocities and other scenes witnessed by the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Air Force as part of military operations in northwest Europe.

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