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A Childhood in Nazi-Occupied Italyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Some prisoners were recaptured by the Germans and sent to Germany, but many joined the rapidly forming...

A Story to Tell: Part 4icon for Recommended story

We found ourselves just inside the Russian zone with no Soviet troops about, some 15 kms. from the American...

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Two - The North Cape of Crete and the sinking of the Colleoniicon for Recommended story

Of course our Gunnery Officer reckoned that the four salvos fired with our turret we hit one of them, we...

A Story to Tell: Part 3icon for Recommended story

This went on for two weeks till the 15th March, which is the greatest Hungarian national remembrance day in...

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Three - The loss of the Colleoni and rescue by a British ship. Shipped to Alexandriicon for Recommended story

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Three — The loss of the Colleoni and rescue by a British...

A Story to Tell: Part 1icon for Recommended story

This was meant to cover me as a courier of small automotive parts expediently through the streets of...

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Seven - Arrival in Scotland in June 1944. On to Sheffield and Bulford Camp. Workingicon for Recommended story

Coming through the Mediterranean when I knew we were between Crete and North Africa, ships everywhere and...

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Six - From Ramghar to POW Camp26/3 at Pathankot, Kangra Vallery, near Kashmir. Ontoicon for Recommended story

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Six - From Ramghar to POW Camp26/3 at Pathankot, Kangra...

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Eight - Repatriation to Italy in April 1946. Return to Westoning, Bedfordshire in licon for Recommended story

But at Flitwick they were getting the Prisoners of War from a camp the other side of Bedford and here at...

Bill Williams's War 3icon for Recommended story

My souvenir of that winter is a wooden cigarette case carved with a 1944 symbol on a reindeer scene, made...

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Four - From POW Camp at Geneiffa, Egypt to a POW Camp at Poona, Indiaicon for Recommended story

All the Merchant ships of the British Empire, shall we say from Suez they used to change the crews - only...

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part One - Enlisting in 1937 and at war with the Allies 10th June 1940icon for Recommended story

The next call was at Massaua which was a Naval base on the Red Sea, on the Italian colony Eritrea. I told...

The Stories of my Grandfathers in the Wehrmacht and Waffen SSicon for Recommended story

In the winter of 1942/1943 his division dug in outside of Stalingrad, where the most memorable of his...

Devon Family Saved by a U-Boat (Part 2)icon for Recommended story

And actually aboard the German submarine all I can remember was the bar of chocolate given to me by the...

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Five - From Poona to POW Camp at Ramghar, Indiaicon for Recommended story

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Five - From Poona to POW Camp at Ramghar, India. But then what...

Devon Family Saved by a U-Boat (Part 1)icon for Recommended story

TORPEDO The family had been reunited at Durban in South Africa, after nightmare months of separation during...

The First Battle of Monte Cassino - January 1944icon for Recommended story

The American General Clark, who commanded the operation, had assured the men of the 5th Army that the...

A Story to Tell: Part 2icon for Recommended story

Shot to pieces during the siege of Buda or captured by the Russians and sent to the USSR as prisoners of...

A Story to Tell; Part 5icon for Recommended story

We helped the mother and child to the nearest farm in Hungary and made our way towards Budapest. This...

Wounded in Normandy Battleicon for Recommended story

We were placed 500 POWs to each American troop transport, all of which flew the designated recognition...

Devon Family Saved by a U-Boat (Part 3)icon for Recommended story

What Mrs. STONEMAN didn't know was that an American bomber had attacked the U-507's sister ship...

On Both Sidesicon for Recommended story

Eventually he ended up fighting for the German Army on the front lines in France on the anti-aircraft guns....

The End of the War in Sweden for a German Soldier Prisonericon for Recommended story

After his extraordinary escape from Norway across the boarder to Sweden, Sugata was put into a Swedish...

Herr Wilhelm Schomakericon for Recommended story

I have also lots of questions for Chepstow, most good ones, because we were treated like human beings. I...

My Mother's 'Bedouin' Storyicon for Recommended story

HMS 'Bedouin' in the Mediterranean "In June 1942, 22-year old Sherard Manners was 1st...

The Lost Diaryicon for Recommended story

From the advert I had a reply from a lady in Canada, a member of the Anglo-German History Society, with a...

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