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Marching on to Laffan's Plain - Chapter 5icon for Story with photo

As in all Indian Army units Viceroys Commissioned Officers were interposed between the British officers and...

Continuing Bob's Diary Mar - Apr 1943

The film was Abbot and Costello in “Rookies” a film I'd seen before, but anything is...

64th (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery 2

I had enlisted with 254 Battery Royal Artillery and I discovered, it was quite good so far as Territorial...

At War, with 168 Brigade Part 1

Practically all the men were tradesmen, including fitters, carpenters, Blacksmiths , Electricians, Coach...

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64th (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery 20

I had further duties to perform as orderly and guard sergeant but in the atmosphere of springtime in Egypt...

Prisoner Of War Diaries Pt 5

28/4/45: Went to hospital at 08.00 hrs and took seven bottle of spirit; I got 40 French cigarettes for...

D-Day to VE Day - A Drivers Tale

Part 4: Then came the attack for the Rhine and we took ammo of all sorts up to the 15th Scottish Division...

'Fire Orders' Chapter 17b

As time wore on and neither side showed any sign of surrendering the village, the infantry officer,...

At Sea after a Wartime Wedding

After a few weeks of these duties at Mildenhall we were all moved to do further guard duties at an internee...

A Baker at War - Part 2

The train from Evreux went as far as Le Mans, where there was a long wait for a train to St Nazaire,...

“I Was ‘Reported Missing’ Because Nobody Knew Where I Was”icon for Story with photo

Most of France, Belgium and Holland were all clear, but at Dunkirk and one or two other places there were...

An “extra-ordinary” soldier - WWII Memoirs from Dunkirk to Stalag XVIII C — Part 7

The plan was to have a tin attached to a loop of wire and dangle this contraption over the embers with a...

64th (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery 29

On May 23rd we all moved off in the morning, through Trieste and up into the hills not very far from the...

The Day that War Broke Out - Part 1

Our next move was to Chagford, a lovely little village in Devon, on the edge of Dartmoor... There was no...

64th (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery 30

Then we all strolled over to see an ENSA show with mainly Italian actors and actresses and later in the...

A Baker at War - Part 3

Stratford was a pleasant place to be stationed, with a cinema, several decent pubs and of course the...

Dad's Diary -Part 1 of 2

Eventually however Glasgow was reached, across to Central Station and down via Caledonian to East Kilbride....

Lawrence's War Memoirs Part 3

Dedicated to Kelda Harrison LAWRENCE'S WAR MEMOIRS: PART 3 Now I must tell you about my dog Pluto... We...

My Memories of World War 2

I cannot remember all the casualties our Signal section suffered at Anzio, but would just mention the three...

Let Battle Commence: Part 1

Some of the lads were sent around the village looking for telephones which they then had to break as the...

64th (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery 3

The summer was warm and sunny and each morning around breakfast time a huge fleet of enemy aircraft,...

My War from the Inside

Even the Germans were humane enough to grant him double food rations, such as they were, but unfortunately...

64th (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery 22

I awoke to find that I had been posted battery orderly sergeant which in the circumstances was a fairly...

Marching on to Laffan's Plain - Chapter 10icon for Story with photo

Earlier in the year huge floods in Bengal's Damodar Valley put coal mines out of action and interrupted...

Charley Pocock's War Chapter 8.1

We had our food in a tent, which would only hold a 100 and as there was 300 in camp we had...

Prisoner Of War Diaries Pt 2

If the Jerry saw the Union Jack on the water tower, I think he'd have had a lot to say, but the...

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