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A Short Life in the Sky: the story of a First World War pilot
The letters, documents and photographs in this resource have been selected from the Hume family papers that are preserved in the National Records of Scotland. They tell the story of
John Douglas Hume, known as Douglas by his family and friends. Douglas was a prolific letter writer. Thanks to his family who kept all his letters, we can discover what life was like for this young Scottish pilot from May 1915 until his untimely death in December 1916.
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