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Old 17 March 2024, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question The Whereabouts of Captain Albert Ballís Diary

Hello all! I hope everyone is well. I am new to the forum and I am reaching out because I am conducting a research project and a paper for my class that is related to WW1 aviation, where Captain Ball is one of the subjects. I have read Colin Pengellyís wonderfully done biography on him, but Pengelly did not have access to Captain Ballís diary. The diary resurfaced in 2017 in an article I read, but ever since then, I have heard nothing about the diary. I plan to continue research after my paper and I was wondering if any of you had any clue about where the diary might be/ if it was loaned or donated to a museum or made public. I asked the same question to the First World War Forum, but then I stumbled upon this forum specifically on aviation.

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Old 18 March 2024, 10:02 AM   #2
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Talking First of all...

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... welcome to the AERODROME FORUM.

There is a reasonable chance that someone among us might be able to answer your question(s).

But please don't be disappointed, if you have to wait a bit. Some of our specialists only have some time during the weekend, others are visiting the Forum on a daily basis.

I can only tell you, that my WW1 interest is not focussed on pilots...

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... welcome to the AERODROME FORUM.

There is a reasonable chance that someone among us might be able to answer your question(s).

But please don't be disappointed, if you have to wait a bit. Some of our specialists only have some time during the weekend, others are visiting the Forum on a daily basis.

I can only tell you, that my WW1 interest is not focussed on pilots...

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Hello,

Thank you for your reply and for the welcome, I appreciate it! I wonít be disappointed if I have to wait at all. In the mean time, I can do some more research.

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I got your message and replied to it just now, I donít know if I did it correctly though. 😂
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Not received anything, sorry. I've had a word with a friend of mine, he's the UK's foremost historian of 56 Squadron, and the author of 'High in the Empty Blue'. He tells me nobody has a clue as to the whereabouts of Albert Ball's original diary.

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