The collection contains Raymond Arthur Dego’s transcribed World War II army diary, which begins 11 Aug 1943 and ends Oct 1945, as well as a few photocopies of newspaper clippings, photos, and documents relating to Dego’s army years. There are 81 pages of typed journal entries. Most detailed entries take place between Aug 1943 and Jan 1944. Also included are a preface and introduction to the diary written by Dego’s lover David Oscar. The diary primarily contains Dego’s day-to-day experiences of war life in Europe, including descriptions of country landscapes and art as well as discussions of army life, battles, and his fellow soldiers. Though Dego was gay, there is no discussion of his homosexuality.
1. [Raymond Arthur Dego World War II diary]
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