A School In Murmansk

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Vegaskip
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A School In Murmansk

Post by Vegaskip » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:47 pm

Last year I was approached by Katya, a Teacher in a School in Murmansk. She asked if I could help her with some of my paintings of Russian Convoys, for a project she was doing with her pupils for the School Museum. She contacted me through the Dervish75 events which Greta and I Attended. Anyway, today I received a letter with a Christmas Card from her, along with the end result of the project. A small folder with photos of my paintings. It is to be used to promote the School's Museum.
A small thing but a little sign of friendship by the ordinary people of both Countries. Only the angry sensational stuff reaches the media, while us ordinary folk get on with life.
Jim
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Colin Campbell
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Re: A School In Murmansk

Post by Colin Campbell » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:55 pm

Enjoying your series of paintings. My neighbour as a lad was on the DALDORCH which was a member of PQ11 in February 1942 coming back on QP9 in March. So trying to imagine what they experienced with cold, rough weather not to mention imminent danger. Only got his Arctic Star decades later. Thanks for posting. Colin

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Re: A School In Murmansk

Post by Vegaskip » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:39 pm

Thanks Colin, a little return for the friendship and kindness we were shown on our recent visit.
Jim

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