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

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Lucky Me: Part Two - Defence of the South Coast, D-Day, Post D-Day Fightingicon for Recommended story

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On the move across Europe As Ron's regiment moved across Europe south of Paris and then into Belgium...

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We were tended by all Dutch doctors, sisters and maids, supervised by their German overseers and were in...

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During training a Sgt of the Para's came looking for volunteers, 3 mates and I volunteered when they...

Liberation Day in the Netherlandsicon for Recommended story

The Germans had been the occupying force in the Netherlands for four years, but since June 1944 we knew...

Landmines in Hollandicon for Recommended story

Paddle steamer to Ostend: A fortnight after D-Day, we got on a paddle-steamer - the kind they had in...

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"I'm Going to Help Stan!"icon for Recommended story

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Retreat from Arnhem, September 1944icon for Recommended story

Somehow four of us got separated from the platoon - Snowy Wheatley, Fred Weatherley, Lol Colbrooke and me....

Love Really Does Conquer Allicon for Recommended story

My grandmother grew really nervous, but when they came to check her papers, a stranger told the German...

Sad Memories: Holland, 1944icon for Recommended story

Returning years later Exactly 50 years later in 1994, Martin Reagan, who was a Sgt Tank Commander in 284...

A Letter from the Pasticon for Recommended story

One day the captain came and asked if I could billet some officers and two batmen and one cook, as they...

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As we moved through Caen and then into the Falaise Gap following a Guards Armoured Division and supplying...

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I flew over to Arnhem from Down Ampney on the second day as 1st Pilot of a Horsa glider, towed by a...

Hadwin Stopher Memorialicon for Recommended story

After a lot of hard work by Jos Koolwijk in Holland and Fred, Frank and myself in England we managed to...

Personal Memories of Mr Denheijericon for Recommended story

Mr Denheijer then became a prisoner of war until the General Staff signed an agreement that Dutch forces...

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Because the advance of the Allies in Europe was coming to a halt through lack of supplies, General...

RAF Plane Crash in Holland (1943)icon for Recommended story

On 16 April 1944 I was 11 years old and playing with friends outside our house in a small town called Sneek...

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