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Surrender of the German Army to Field Marshall Montgomeryicon for Recommended story

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German POW's and their English Chaplainicon for Recommended story

My father was a chaplin to German POW's in Norton, Stockton-on-Tees... Some letters were opened in...

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Between the 5th and 10th of April 1945, I was taken prisoner by Canadian troops north of Arubem, in...

A Packet of Cigarettes: Childhood Memories of German POW's in Essexicon for Recommended story

I started running home as fast as I could and ran into 2 girls about 18 years old who had been visiting...

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In 1934 at school to improve my German, I was given a pen friend - Hans Müller from Stuttgart. I tried...

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Pikes Peak or Bust

On the way back from church we were still singing, not hymns, but German marching songs like “Auf der...

Working in England

We had an open truck and a German driver with an English guard and two POW operators. Werner told me to...

From rags to riches part 1

When I was born on the 1st October 1924, my Mum and Dad had three children already, an older sister and two...

From Rags to Riches part 2

Christmas 1946 Wynne's Mum and Dad asked me if I would like to spend Christmas with them at their home...

The Granville Raid

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Story of a Reluctant SS-Pioneer Part 6

The gendarmes there have unceremoniously checked us out for the tattooed blood group marks and totally...

The Lancaster Crash at Rebréchien - Chapter 3icon for Story with photo

This is Chapter 3 of 6 chapters and continues the story of the Lancaster Crash at Rebréchien with...

Story of a Reluctant SS-Pioneer Part 4

� So, here we were, a group of about ten Russians with one Maxim water-cooled...

Story of a reluctant SS-Pioneer Part 1

Danube just started to freeze over, he has decided to tie up for the few winter weeks in Hungary and I...

Laimons Stals war diary: On the Russian Front

Battalion staff including Uztics and our "sirs" as well as our boys crowd themselves in, however...

A Free Poland?icon for Story with photo

They sent us a copy of his War Record which informed me that he had been conscripted into the German Army...

Bomb and Mine Disposal in Poole during the build up to D-Day

As the work up for “D” Day began in earnest, and live munitions replaced practice rounds, it...

German Paratrooper POW

Heinz remembers the captain pulling a bald prisoner out of their line-up and advising the rest of them to...

The Teutoburger Wald Story 9AD and 1945 Part 2

It is not often recorded in books written by Officers and other ranks of the Allied forces of the reaction...

The War from the Other Sideicon for Story with photo

We travelled in troop carriers first to Albania then to Yugoslavia and eventually into Hungary where we met...

A German Soldier's Story

Story 1 was written by my late father who was a German POW in Pembrokeshire in WW2 and Story 2 by his...

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