Item 98-1001 - Geta Helme document

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Geta Helme document

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  • 1998 (Creation)
    Helme, Geta

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I item (photocopy only)

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Geta Helme, an English teenage girl from Lancashire, found herself in Germany studying music and the German language when England declared war on Germany in 1914. She was one of three children of Lillian (Young) and Robert Helme, a prosperous linoleum manufacturer in Lancashire. Helme was also the granddaughter of Egerton R. Young of Canada.

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This item was donated to Trent University Archives by Quentin Brown, cousin of Geta Helme.

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This document is a photocopy of a 1914 newspaper clipping written by Geta Helme. In the article, Helme describes her adventures travelling from Bonn, Germany back to England, and includes her contacts with British, American, and German officialdom. The article was published in the Lancashire Guardian, 22 August 1914.

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This item was donated by Quentin Brown.


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The original clipping is held in the Young family records.

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