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

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Not My Worst Night, By Any Means: A Young Soldier in North Africaicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

In seventh heaven I had already made friends with another young chap, whom I had first met back in England...

An English Aussie in North Africa (Part 1)icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

On another day a friend and I went to look at a German 'Stuka' dive bomber that had been shot down....

The Lucky Bulleticon for Recommended story

I had only gone a few hundred yards when I heard the anti-aircraft guns down at Tobruk harbour open up and...

My Father was a Desert Raticon for Recommended story

The Siege of Tobruk, by Charles W Blanks In drab army lorries we drove past the waves, 'Til we entered...

Victory in Algiersicon for Recommended story

Celebrations of the feast-day of Jeanne d'Arc, 8 May, 1943 - Senegalese askaris in front of the...

Glasgow Rangers and Arsenal: Adam Littleicon for Recommended story

This fellow Gillespie he said there's a doctor in Aldershot who wants to see you, Jimmy McKillop, he...

Left Hook at Marethicon for Recommended story

In March 1943 the Eighth Army's pursuit of the Afrika Korps had halted at the combined obstacles of...

From Electrician to Engineericon for Recommended story

I served in North Africa until the war ended and then went to Italy, to Bari, Brindisi and Rome. We were...

Two POW Campsicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

My father, Herbert Thomas Goodchild, known as "Pat" for obscure family reasons, was a member of a...

Just a typewriter mechanic: Mending Enigma in Egypticon for Recommended story

I joined the RAF in May 1940 having just completed my apprenticeship as a typewriter mechanic - the...

From Egypt to Liverpool with the Royal Engineers, 1944 icon for Recommended story

An account by my father, Jeffrey Jackson, of his time in Palestine, Transjordan, Lebanon and Syria with...

A North African Anecdote: The Peacockicon for Recommended story

My Dad was in the Royal Artillery in North Africa 1941 - 1942... But, also, my Dad hadn't been hit by...

A Bad Memory from the Battle of Alameinicon for Recommended story

We were bombed by Stukas and machine-gunned by their Messerschmitt 109 escorts. The pilot dipped his wings...

Dentists: In Alexandriaicon for Recommended story

I was taken to the Medical Officer, then to Tobruk hospital... The dentist took needles and pliers and...

Australians at Tobrukicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The rapid retreat by the 8th Army from El Agheila was christened 'The El Agheila Handicap'. The...

Mad Dogs and Englishmenicon for Recommended story

My father told me that he and a few men from the 12th Lancers were baking in the hot Algerian sun when,...

R.C.Sicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Was in the R.C.S. He was a Sergeant no: 2349204.. He also served in Africa....

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Tommy's War by Tom Barker

“Hell” Alamein

We didn't know what to make of it --- two or three nights ago, one of our patrols was meant to have...

Robert Hill's War

Our advance party to be the D. C. R. E. Major Tolhurst, the Garrison Engineer, Captain Wood, Warrant...

Memories of World War II: Royal Army Service Corps

I was to travel on a flat-bottomed landing craft and had to supervise the loading of vehicles of all kinds,...

Diary and Letters: January 1942 to August 1943

10 Jan 43, back in Arzew 13 Jan 43, move to La Macta 23 Jan 43, Tripoli falls to Rommel 25 Jan...

SNAPSHOTS OF MY PAST - R D Stubbs

Whilst we were still on board I used to tie my tins together with a long length of string and immersed them...

RAF Training in Bottisham - And 654 Squadron in North Africa

Man power was first The Captain who had to be a gunner officer with lots of gunnery experience and a light...

Count Your Blessings

Of course every thing that could be useful to the Germans had to be rendered useless which meant...

Tommy's War Part 7: The Battle For Sidi Barrani

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