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A Year in Japan, Post-Hiroshima: Cameron Highlanders as Occupation Forceicon for Recommended story

Surrender by the Japanese was imminent, and so was information on some of our futures - I was in a group...

Remembrance at the Cassino War Cemeteryicon for Recommended story

The Cassino War Cemetery is situated close by the base of the height of Monte Cassino just a mile south of...

Trieste, October 1945 to January 1947icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

On 16 April my very good friend Leslie Gilbert and I attended a Passover service at the Marittima ballroom...

Duchess of Bedford House: Squatting in Kensingtonicon for Recommended story

Because then the builders representives and our committee got together, and a joint deputation was sent to...

An Airman's Son - Part 2icon for Recommended story

Over the next 4 years I visited my grandmother Jean as often as I could, sometimes with my wife and...

D-Day and beyond with a Scottish Artillery regiment: June 6, 1944 to February 27, 1945 revisited.icon for Recommended story

The cemetery is on land given by the German nation to the British War Graves Commission. The ceremonies...

An Airman's Son - Part 1icon for Recommended story

Introductory note This is the first part of a personal memoir of my experiences, discoveries and beliefs...

Desmond Paul Henry: How World War Two Changed One Man's Life for the Bettericon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

1969 Request for Henry machine drawing by Leasco Systems and Research Company to be included in the summer...

An Airman's Son - Part 3icon for Recommended story

In my conversations with him I told him briefly of what I had learnt and he agreed with the opinion that my...

An End to a Journey Across France to Spainicon for Recommended story

In 1998 they had tried yet again to find Barry for research for Bernard's exhibition but with so many...

I've got a Million Things to Tell Youicon for Recommended story

The baby's father was a Canadian soldier by the name of Ewart Robert Reginald Flintoff. Ewart Robert...

After Winter in Mutzig and Commercy (We Did Meet Again!): Memories of the 2750 Squadronicon for Recommended story

In August 1946 Stan Wrighton, myself and two others on a forty-eight-hour pass visited the Mohne Dam, and...

Lew Kemp: A Country Boy. Service with the Parachute Regimenticon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

During training a Sgt of the Para's came looking for volunteers, 3 mates and I volunteered when they...

It's Over: VE Day in Stockton-On-Teesicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The Saturday dances in Stockton Middlesbrough and Darlington could become quite riotous at times with us...

Remembrance Service, Luneberg, Germany, 11 November 1945icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Almighty God, who rulest over the Kingdoms of the World, send down Thy grace upon GEORGE, Thy Servant our...

At sea with HMS Azaleaicon for Recommended story

The Navy realised that the ships had to be out to the Far East for the attack on Japan. I went down...

A Message from 1944 RAF Typhoon Pilot Brian Teathericon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

In May 1997 my mother and my brother John, with his son, also James Brian, went to Damme to meet Wilfried...

RETURN OF THE EVACUEEicon for Recommended story

I had very little information to go on but I provided the name of the family and the only other fact, there...

Past and Present Touchingicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Part of this can be read in Nel's Story: Part I: Looming War: Indonesia 1942, where my mother tells how...

Remember to Never Forget - the Birth of a Monumenticon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Fifty-six years after the crash, she flew to Cheshire, England. Three years later, an email enquiry arrived...

A Spitfire Pilot and a Brave Soldier: The Story of a Questicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

L/cpl Cowell, followed by his sergeant, William Chick, headed towards the minefield. See a photograph of...

Prisoners On the Looseicon for Recommended story

I get over there and asked a couple of soldiers where the camps were,they told me to go down this road to...

Hadwin Stopher Memorialicon for Recommended story

After a lot of hard work by Jos Koolwijk in Holland and Fred, Frank and myself in England we managed to...

Escape to Freedomicon for Recommended story

The train then rolled along until we got to the Russian British sector. As the Russians demanded for the...

Hidden History in an Old Shed.icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Books, magazines and newspaper articles going back to the 1930’s conveyed his diverse preoccupations...

Aftermath of War: Berlin 1946 by David Belfieldicon for Recommended story

Berlin was divided, like Germany, and in 1948 the Russians imposed the Berlin Blockade, sealing off all...

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