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Vancouver thrift retailer seeks proprietor of donated Second World Battle memorabilia

A thrift retailer in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has acquired a historic and really helpful donation that dates again to the Second World Battle.

“It is really actually superb,” stated Jeremy Hunka, spokesperson for the Union Gospel Mission. “I imply, we get a variety of issues donated to our thrift retailer. Typically it is older, generally it is newer, however we do not normally get something fairly like this.”

The gathering of private results, together with paperwork and a suitcase, dates to the mid-Forties, and consists of correspondence between individuals who have been deployed on the time.

“We also have a cable saying VE Day, 76 years in the past, victory in Europe,” Hunka stated. “That is simply one thing that we would by no means count on that we would get right here.”

He described the gathering as “extremely helpful,” probably for sentimental causes, if not financial ones.

“It might need been donated by mistake,” Hunka stated. “We simply wish to let individuals know that this was donated to us. We flagged it instantly. We set it apart. We tried to do some web sleuthing to find out who this household is and in the event that they do, certainly, need a few of these private results, as a result of there’s some treasures right here.”

He stated the donation got here in someday in January, together with a lot of gadgets that got here from a transferring firm.

Initially, UGM volunteers thought it is likely to be a film prop, however after studying the correspondence inside, they decided that it was actual.

If it will possibly’t discover the homeowners of the gathering, UGM plans to donate the gadgets to the Canadian Battle Museum in Ottawa.

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