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'Molly & Leslie Soltay' brasscranes@gmail.com [weihsien_camp]
Tue, 31 Dec 2019 at 17:18
Re: [weihsien_camp] Happy New Year

Yes, I join Christine in wishing everyone all the best for 2020.

Perhaps those of us that are so far away from each other could meet up.
Those of us in the American continent could organize something, somewhere and some in UK or Europe, not to forget all those down under.
Choose a date and make it happen.
We can than toast to 75 years from across the seas.

Thanks for everything you have done Leopold.
A Healthy and Happy New Year to one and all.
Molly Soltay (nee Foyn)

'Sancton' sancton@nbnet.nb.ca [weihsien_camp]
Tue, 31 Dec 2019 at 15:17
[weihsien_camp] Happy New Year

Dear Weihsieners:

We will certainly miss Mary Previte’s contributions to this site. She was unfailing in her dedication to the cause of the Camp, the Chefoo teachers and to our rescuers.

We, as a family, were lucky to have been interned together and to a camp that was so well organised by the internees that it all ran smoothly, for an internment camp.

We must have been lucky too with the Commandant. I don’t really know but I thought I read that Desmond Power had kept in touch with him post war.

There was much good that came out of the Camp experience: the many examples of the courage, devotion and selflessness remain with many of us to this day.

The year 2020 will be the 75th anniversary of our release. I wonder if there will be any celebration to mark this in Weihsien or has the world now moved on?

Every blessing for the new year and new decade to all.
And Peace to the world!
Christine Talbot Sancton

And continued thanks to Leopold and family for their dedication to maintaining and improving our Weihsien site.

Kim Smith pascin727@gmail.com [weihsien_camp]
Mon, 9 Dec 2019 at 13:23
[weihsien_camp] Mary Previte interview on Fresh Air, by Terry Gross.....

I'm sorry if this was already posted and I missed it, but here is an interview with Mary Previte which was aired last week, mentioning that she passed last month.

I'm sorry I never met her. Thought y'all would want to know...


Happy holidays to all!
Kim Smith, daughter of William A. Smith, OSS artist who drew and photographed the liberation of Weihsien

L PR tapol@skynet.be [weihsien_camp]
Mon, 9 Dec 2019 at 09:12
RE: [weihsien_camp] FW: TGS and Sydney Yeates** we/ll never find out

Dear Angela,

History or Legend?
… we will never know !!!

Anyway, I had great pleasure in reading the two books about the subject 😊
… and a merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to you and all our “Weihsien” folks too.

Bien amicalement,

PS: by the way, have you visited my small video on page:


… about my first meeting with Father Hanquet since after WWII. …
The video is about the KMA and at the end is – I guess – a sort of a cocktail with a lot of people. Whom can you eventually recognize?
For the rest, I am still busy in making the website “responsive” … Ha! Ha! (not so easy)

Angela angelalousia@yahoo.ca [weihsien_camp]
To:L PR tapol@skynet.be [weihsien_camp]
Mon, 9 Dec 2019 at 04:54
Re: [weihsien_camp] FW: TGS and Sydney Yeates** we/ll never find out

HI Leopold

I/ve read Paul French/s book Midnight in Peking - more gossipy -ordered GD sheppard/s book more of a documentary ..my parents never said anything but its an odd case - why was she so brutally carved up ?

Such a young pretty girl --- so tragic adopted too but now 80 years later the culprints will never be found.

Wishing you & your wife a very Merry Xmas & Happy New year..

L PR tapol@skynet.be [weihsien_camp]
To:weihsien_camp@yahoogroups.com,Graeme Sheppard (gds.gds65@gmail.com)
Sat, 30 Nov 2019 at 08:59
[weihsien_camp] FW: TGS and Sydney Yeates

Dear Everybody,

… just in case:
Can somebody help Graeme Sheppard? … eighty years after ??????


From: Graeme Sheppard
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 4:46 PM
To: tapol@live.be
Subject: TGS and Sydney Yeates

Dear Leopold,

I wonder if you might be able to help me with a Weihsien Paintings enquiry.

I'm the author of the book A Death in Peking, the subject of which is the murder of Pamela Werner in 1937. Pleasingly, a film production company are currently planning a documentary on the subject, based upon the book. Sydney Yeates was the headmaster at the Tientsin Grammar School at the time, and also later had the misfortune of somehow having his name associated with the murder. The production company would like to cover this aspect and would like to contact anyone who attended the TGS at that time and knew of Yeates - or anything connected.

Over eighty years after the event, it's a big ask, but I wondered whether you knew of anyone who may have some knowledge of Yeates and events.

I'd be most grateful for your help.
With kind thanks, yours sincerely,

Graeme Sheppard
Author of "A Death in Peking" (Earnshaw Books)
Book website: www.pamelawernermurderpeking.com
Twitter: @GDSheppardUK