Nostalgia: Children loot US Army camp near Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 11:36 01 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:36 01 September 2017

Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944. Picture: Journal Archives

Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944. Picture: Journal Archives

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From the War Journals: Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944.

Exmouth Journal, printed August 26, 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-2. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth Journal, printed August 26, 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-2. Picture: Journal Archives

Exmouth Petty Sessions heard from the parents of 12 children charged with being in unlawful possession of government property from a US Army camp at Clyst St Mary.

Town Topics: Victory is on the horizon as the battle of France is ending and ‘The Nazi beast makes for its lair. The enemy is at a disadvantage and now is the time to press home the attack by every means in our power.’

Milk bottles are in short supply and consumers are asked to: ‘leave all milk bottles daily for the roundsmen.’

Wanted: Father and son from bombed area want farm work in or near Exmouth.

Army camp looted by children. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-3. Picture: Journal ArchivesArmy camp looted by children. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-3. Picture: Journal Archives

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More: Each week we bring you clippings taken from the Journal, printed on this week in 1944. To see more from the War Journal archives, join our Facebook nostalgia group, Devon Memories.

Looted camp. (contd.) Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-4. Picture: Journal ArchivesLooted camp. (contd.) Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-4. Picture: Journal Archives

Biscuits are important. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-5. Picture: Journal ArchivesBiscuits are important. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-5. Picture: Journal Archives

Milk bottle shortage. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-6. Picture: Journal ArchivesMilk bottle shortage. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-6. Picture: Journal Archives

Town Topics: Nazi beast makes for its lair. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-7. Picture: Journal ArchivesTown Topics: Nazi beast makes for its lair. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-7. Picture: Journal Archives

Town Topcs (contd.) Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-8. Picture: Journal ArchivesTown Topcs (contd.) Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-8. Picture: Journal Archives

Exmouth and Budleigh's weely savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-9. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth and Budleigh's weely savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-9. Picture: Journal Archives

Bowls results. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-10. Picture: Journal ArchivesBowls results. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-10. Picture: Journal Archives

When I Return. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-11. Picture: Journal ArchivesWhen I Return. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-11. Picture: Journal Archives

When I Return (contd.) Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-12. Picture: Journal ArchivesWhen I Return (contd.) Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-12. Picture: Journal Archives

Jerry goes forth again. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-13. Picture: Journal ArchivesJerry goes forth again. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-13. Picture: Journal Archives

The chain of victory. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-14. Picture: Journal ArchivesThe chain of victory. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-14. Picture: Journal Archives

National savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-15. Picture: Journal ArchivesNational savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-15. Picture: Journal Archives

Father and son from bombed area want farm work. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-16. Picture: Journal ArchivesFather and son from bombed area want farm work. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-16. Picture: Journal Archives

Back to school. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-17. Picture: Journal ArchivesBack to school. Ref exe War Journals Nost 26-8-1944-17. Picture: Journal Archives

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