Fonds F0062 - S.G. Pallesen Fonds

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S.G. Pallesen Fonds


  • 1943 - [195-] (Creation)

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3 boxes containing:
399 Photographs
10 cm of textual material

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Biographical history

S.G Pallesen was born in 1900 on July 15th and died in 1961. He was a corporal in the 1st Canadian Army 21st group as of 1943. He was likely part of the Army Photographic Interpretation Section that studied aerial reconnaissance photos and interpreted them. He received a certificate of recognition from Field Marshal Montgomery on the 31st of December 1944. At the end of the war Corporal Pallesen was acting sergeant and then was fully promoted in the spring of 1945 to sergeant.

Archival history

Photographs in this collection were granted into the custody of S.G. Pallesen at the end of WWII. See series: Military Related Records; subseries: Miscellaneous.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Pat Pallesen, 1994.

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Scope and content

Fonds consist predominantly of aerial photos depicting, primarily, northeastern France. Also includes photographs of family and friends of Corporal S.G. Pallesen, and a photocopied journal from 1943 and 1946. Fonds are divided into two series, one photographic and one textual.

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No further accruals are expected.

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No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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  • English

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Fonds processed by Colin McGuffin, January 2016.




Archivist's note

This AtoM record was created by Colin McGuffin, January 2016.

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