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Post-War Experience

The influence of committed Christian friends, the College Chaplain who later became my tutor and the...

Photo Albums of the War

A dull wet day good only for such activity and hot tea in steamy local cafe when I came upon a biscuit...

Mrs Saunders and Me

Just outside our station was a green grocer's run by an elderly lady, Mrs Saunders - Old Mother...

Dost Going On Leave

As he worked for me I talked to him about this but his attitude was "It was the will of Allah" so...

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A Coach Driver's Experience in Normandy

I decided to have a coffee and sandwich at the Mme Gondrée's café alongside Pegasus Bridge...

Concentration camp. Internment Camp

A monk suddenly addressed the group of tourists, "Is there a German among you?.. The exchange rate for...

Return to Cassinoicon for Story with photo

Shortly after arriving at Cassino station I had negotiated with a local cabbie to take us first to the...

“There’s A German Plane Up There”icon for Story with photo

It is not difficult to imagine the excitement and interest this event caused, as we watched From our...

Lessons for the Next Generation

After moving from requisitioned property my family lived on a council estate in an inner London borough. In...

What Did You Do In The War Daddy? -Part 13 (Chapter 13)

A ‘Quad’, by the way was the name given to the vehicles designed to tow 25pounders though why...

Dads Big Bonfire

There was a huge thump on the front door, Mum opened it expecting to see Dad but no, it was Towser our...

The Dam Buster Pilots (concluded)

One of them was Les Knight - he crashed, he was the one who blew up the Eder Dam, and Les Knight's...

A Trip Back in Time.icon for Story with photo

There I hoped to meet Louis Moreau the son of a farmer that had assisted our escape from France during...

Viennese Friendshipsicon for Story with photo

Rudi Pollak a decorated inventor and electrical consultant with the Austrian Government, took us to explore...

'Cumberland Story', 1946 Crown Film Uniticon for Story with photo

In 1946, a Crown Film Unit made a documentary film called 'The Cumberland Story' that was...

What a Find!

My mother then proceeded to sit in the front with the Police Officer, with my sister and myself in the back...

Unsung Heroesicon for Story with photo

I remember him,” he went on, “there's Jack Arland, marvellous entertainer and member of the...

After War Sightsicon for Story with photo

Later Dad hired a friend's mom to help with house work, Fr... Dad did try, he and Mom loved her as much...

My Wartime Memories Germany 1946-1948icon for Story with photo

On 24th February 1947 I went into Hanover Military Hospital Laryngitis and was there until 11th March when...

German Refugees in Cheltenham (continued): Helmut's Story

The idea to go to the merchant navy was - I wasn't happy in Germany because I was on my own, when...

NORTON Part 2

Some of the older villagers passed away, whenever I went to Norton Mrs Robinson would tell me the latest...

B17 Crash: At Ubbeston, Suffolk

Further Comments: The crash was attended by Military Police from Theberton / Leiston Airfield who took the...

War and Remembrance Anniversary in Normandy

But I have not told you my stories of the ' duty' in Normandy. The story of Derek Day who was there...

Victory Camp, Kensington Gardens, 1946

In the summer of 1946 the unit I was in was closing down and some of us were posted to the camp...

Memoirs of a Gunner - Epilogue - Harry Wood

Well I went on a Saturday after work and was met by our ex-cook, Brigadier Powell, who took me to his home...

I Can Only Try to Imagine !icon for Story with photo

My next step was to talk to relatives, I must point out that the people in the letters are related to my...

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