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Stories categorised in 'North Africa'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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To Arms!icon for Recommended story

So, on this fateful Friday, we ‘Three Musketeers’ said a fond farewell to the Council Offices...

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Hammocks were the order of the day, and they were slung on brackets over the tables and around the walls....

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The zest with which the Squadron performed its patrol duties can best be illustrated by quoting an entry...

Another Door Part 9: North Africaicon for Recommended story

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To France and Belgium, then back to Dunkirk War broke out in September that year, and after a period of...

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So up the Derne road we go, leaving Tobruk behind us, Jerry frying instead of us. The RAF had knocked about...

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The next thing was the Troop Officer took over my tank and crew and left me with his damaged one. I thought...

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