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Sheffield man discovers D-Day message in late father’s possessions

Michael Oliver, of Woodseats, who found a navel message in his late father's possessions

Michael Oliver, of Woodseats, who found a navel message in his late father's possessions

 

A Sheffield man is appealing for a good home for a piece of D-Day memorabilia.

Michael Oliver discovered a navel message written on June 5, 1944, when he opened his late father’s masonic case.

The message, which states it was written onboard the commodore’s flagship and is three pages long, says: “Tomorrow is D-Day, the best kept secret of the war.”

Michael, of Woodseats, has laminated the message to ensure it stays in the best possible condition.

He now wants it to go to a good home, such as a museum, when it can be enjoyed by everyone.

After World War II his father William returned to Sheffield to continue his greengrocer business on Abbey Lane.

“It definitely wasn’t written by my father. It’s not his writing. I’ve no idea how he got it,” he said.

“I found it in his paperwork and I’ve just kept it.

“There has got to be somebody out there somewhere that would be very grateful of this navel message.

“With the D-Day anniversary I thought there would be people interested in seeing it.”

n Email Michael at mikeoliver2@btinternet.com

 

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