Victorian communities keep alive wartime stories through their mementoes and keepsakes. As the War Heritage Roadshow travels across the state we will attempt to tell some of these important stories.
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Jackie Milliken with her late husband Ewen’s “escape and evasion” map, preserved by the University of Melbourne’s Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. Picture: Paul Burston/University of Melbourne
Australian fighter pilot Ewen Milliken wore a silk-like rayon scarf around his neck every time he went up in his RAF Typhoon, harrying German forces a they retreated first from Belgium and then into Germany itself during the closing stages of Second World War.
To read more about this story, visit the recent Pursuit article; Lest we forget: Storing precious memories