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The Wartime Letters of Helen Ramsey Turtle

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posted on 2024-06-05, 20:07 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

The contributor discussed the story of Helen Ramsey Turtle and the subject of her book "Midnight Again: The Wartime Letters of Helen Ramsey Turtle," including her marriage to Lancelot "Lance" Turtle. Lancelot Turtle was born in the United States in 1905, as his ancestors had moved from Northern Ireland to Denver, Colorado. His family had returned to Northern Ireland when his father had died. A connection between Lee Ramsey and Gus Turtle resulted in a marriage between the two families. Lancelot Turtle served in the Ministry of Food in Northern Ireland, while Helen Ramsey Turtle was an American Red Cross volunteer.


Item list and details

1. Helen Ramsey Turtle's wartime patriotic dress. 2. Helen Ramsey Turtle's letter collection from 1939. 3. The book "Midnight Again: The Wartime Letters of Helen Ramsey Turtle."

Person the story/items relate to

Helen Ramsey Turtle and Lancelot "Lance" Turtle.

Person who shared the story/items


Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor


Type of submission

Shared at The Linen Hall, Belfast on 17 June 2023.

Record ID

101495 | BEL007