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War diary, 1941-12 - 1942-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/12/24
War diary
War diary

Scope and Contents

A narrative of Reilly's experience of the war in Singapore and her evacuation to Australia via Java (20 sheets). The file includes a letter from Reilly explaining the diary' s background.


  • Creation: 1941-12 - 1942-03


Conditions Governing Access

For conservation reasons, this collection must be read on Cambridge Digital Library or Master Microfilm Reel 8236.

Biographical / Historical

Muriel M. Reilly's husband worked as a produce broker in Singapore. After the outbreak of war, she volunteered and from March 1939 worked as Cypher Officer to Governor Sir Shenton Thomas and Duff Cooper. Reilly escaped to Australia before the fall of Singapore and worked for American Intelligence there until she was repatriated to England in 1945.


1 file(s) (1 file) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference



Reilly, Muriel M

Finding aid date

2012-07-18 14:02:29+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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