I think that your husband may well be right when he thinks that the
group consists of teachers, and not senior military personnel. I
have amended the caption accordingly, and am grateful for the
information you have given me. On the back of some of the original
photographs my parents had jotted down some information. Other
times I have had to make an educated guess. so any additional
information from group members is very much appreciated.
I am just sorry that I possess very few photos of my family from
before the war. My mother told me that when they were in Siberia
they sometimes exchanged their family photographs for food. Things
were that desperate. As children they could never understand why
the Russian children would want somebody else's photographs.
At least I have the photographs from 1942 onwards which I can now
share with our group.