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Leo and Marie Jennings papers

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2007 Box 1 (07.0001-07.0074), Folder: 07.0007 - Folder 1
Identifier: 07.0007

Scope and Contents

The collection of Leo and Marie Warren Jennings contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Leo Jennings served in the British Navy during World War II. His wife, Marie Warren Jennings, served as a British nurse. The collection includes postcards, a program, and two pamphlets (Guides to Services in Alexandria and Cairo). A British newspaper, The Egyptian Mail, and documents regarding Britain and "Operation Dragoon" are included. The collection also includes Leo Jennings' diary, "Leo's account of service in the Mediterranean Sea," which covers an array of locations, including Gibraltar, Italy, Corsica, and Egypt. The collection also has photographs of Leo in uniform, ships, planes, a church in Rome, Winston Churchill, and Dunkirk in 1940.


  • Created: 1938-1968
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1943
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/10/2007


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

In Blackpool, England (190 miles Northwest of her London home), Marie Jennings was educated in a convent. Marie describes herself in 1938 at the age of 13 and the events that led up to the war and the Blitz. Marie completed her training as a nurse at the Royal College of Nursing in Preston.


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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Source of Acquisition

Marie Jennings

Method of Acquisition


Leo and Marie Jennings papers
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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