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Description: Photographs of Eric Blair (George Orwell) from his Metropolitan Police file

Date: c.1940

Our Catalogue Reference: MEPO 38/69

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    Biggles Flies!

    • 24/Mar/2010 16:47:52

    And yet no known recording of his voice!

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    • 25/Mar/2010 00:49:22

    This is so fantastic!

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    • 19/Feb/2013 10:56:15

    Thank you posting these photographs. The date 1940? Looks younger than in other photos of this period (after he had returned from Spain). Is 1940 the photo date or a date on the Metropolitan Police file? What do the stamps say - 'Government of ____ma' ? - India? Burma? Passport photographs? Any other information? Orwell 1922-27 Served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. Thank you for your help.