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

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An Arabian Night

Me and six other soldiers who did not fancy being POW when the South African General in command of the...

Stuck in Tobruk June 1942

The staff officer, whose name Bill recalls bitterly, would have known that the German front line was...

My 4 days leave in Cairoicon for Story with photo

There were a lot of English ladies out there, whose husband were in business in Cairo, and they had formed...

My World War Two Service with 1st light Ack Ack, Royal Signals Attached

I was then posted to Whitby with 3rd STB, from there were transferred to Huddersfield, Yorkshire where we...

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Memories of El Alemain

When the units were broken up at the end of the war he joined the PWB in Suez where he looked after...

Prisoners of War in Libya

My father, usually known as Kelly, was helping to look after a camp of Italian and German prisoners of...

RAF Bomb Armourer Harold Hiltonicon for Story with photo

Harold Hilton from Farnworth was born in 1915 and served in the Second World War from 1939-1945. An...

Boat Trip to Egypt: Via Canada, Far East and Africa

The boat left Northern Scotland in March 1942 via Canada, to avoid the German U-boats, part of the largest...

Letter from Young Soldier in Africa

Letter written by Leslie to his older brother... Well L I hope you manage to write a letter to me In the...

Richards Hones Story

Richard was a none commissioned officer in the Army, was he and his unit were sent to France fighting the...

He Died On The Way Home

Ted died in Taranto hospital on 17 December 1945 after hostilities had ended of Polio on his way home. His...

A Narrow Escape

Airforce HQ was located near Holborn Tube Station and I can remember many nights when I joined scores of...

The Tin of Peaches - North Africa

The Arab pointed at Ernie's tin of peaches and then at the watch, indicating that they should trade...

My Time in the Royal Engineers: Service in Tunisia and Italy

I served my time in the docks in Cardiff and London, then in November 1942 we shipped abroad to invade...

From Stirling to Stoke via....

In 1943 I went to Sicily then on to Italy and then Austria. In the army we had our food rations but...

The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 19

I can remember the time when we pushed the Italians out of North Africa. As we moved up to Tobruk we came...

War Story of My Grandfather, A Eccles

Early on in 1944 my Grandfather went over the Mediterranean to Italy where he fought in the famous battle...

OULMENE AND CAN-ROBERT, NORTH AFRICA

Gp Cpt Sinclair commanded the RAF bomber forces in Algeria in January-March 1943. They bet that if...

Losing the Convoy

I did 6 month's training at Oswestry and Catterick and was sent to the Norfolk Yeomanry and posted to...

How Long Will the Priest Stay with the Troops

This was because it was almost certain that once the Italians came under attack they would quickly come out...

With the 1st Army in Tunisia and Italy

His name was Dennis Rose and he was in the 1st Army in Tunisia and Italy: After Tunis we travelled along...

Goubelatt Plain, Tunisia: Remembrance

"The Goubelatt Plain in Tunisia, North Africa is where the main crop of wheat is grown in that...

A Wartime Pilot

My Grandpa was a farm boy from rural Michigan and became a pilot in WWII. Back in Michigan, he checked out...

Stukas over Tobruk

"We were being subjected to more daily bombing raids by flights of Stuka bombers, usually about 12 in a...

One Hectic Night. A Poem by Norris Trout

There was a whistling of bombs then loud explosions At that moment life or death walked hand in hand All...

North Africa WW2

But one he did was that he got to test the guns for H.M.S HOOD before they were fitted + a few...

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