BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

15 October 2014
WW2 - People's War

BBC Homepage
BBC History
WW2 People's War Homepage Archive List Timeline About This Site

Contact Us

You are browsing in:

Archive List > World > Germany

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

Recommended stories

The Good Gutsicon for Recommended story

Without doubt the most important crew member in a Bomber Command aircraft was the navigator; if you did not...

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

Lt Hutchinson had to take out a fighting patrol, to try and get a German prisoner, and he picked his trusty...

Before and in the Armyicon for Recommended story

A short while after the incendiary bombs episode my friend Johnny Simpson and I were walking home very late...

The Experiences of an R.A.F. Piloticon for Recommended story

Perhaps the first thing we noticed after gazing with awe at the Stearman aircraft on the “Line”...

RASC Service, Juno Beach (D-Day) and Life in Wartime Birminghamicon for Recommended story

My other four serving brothers were George, Royal Artillery, Jack, Royal Artillery, Joe, Army Fire Service...

John Shaw's Reminiscences: Dunkirk and D-Dayicon for Recommended story

The first vehicles to arrive were civil defence vans like Lance Corporal Jones’ butcher's van...

My Family's Memories in Occupied Jersey and a German Prison Campicon for Recommended story

My mother's fierce indignation at ‘foreigners' taking over her beloved island flared out one...

A Westphalian Childhoodicon for Recommended story

The boy knelt with his back to his aunt on the wooden bench beside the table, fascinated by the frost...

The Ardennes and Crossing the Rhineicon for Recommended story

The skid, a landing device, in addition to the tricycle wheels were forced through the floor of our glider,...

Experiences in Bomber Command - Part 2icon for Recommended story

The ‘weights up to maximum’ was arrived at by taking the basic ‘tare’ weight of the...

Some Wartime Memories of the Railways and RAFicon for Recommended story

In 1991 I accompanied George on a trip across Australia from Perth to Sidney in the Gipsy Moth to attend...

Journey of Escape in 1940icon for Recommended story

With the Germans having entered Paris by mid June, the family decided to go to the British Consul in St...

An Infantry Officer at Dunkirk and in POW Campicon for Recommended story

The road on either side was littered of course with abandoned vehicles and things upside down and so on and...

The Ardennes and the Crossing of the Rhineicon for Recommended story

The ‘skid’ a landing device in addition to the tricycle wheels were forced threw the floor of...

Memoirs of Ivan Novak (Part 2)icon for Recommended story

Aunty Maria, Uncle Frank, Darinko, Lojzo and little Martin were in the house. We were chopping a tree down...

RAF Career of Cecil de Courcy - A Story About Hampden Bombersicon for Recommended story

Hampden AE392 of 144 Squadron was shot down by Lüth off the North German coast. F/Lt Kingston, Sgt R....

My Dad's Reluctant Story Chapter 3icon for Recommended story

The Russian P.O.Ws, hated by the Germans, had to survive on the rations they provided, which was less than...

D-Day and beyond with a Scottish Artillery regiment: June 6, 1944 to February 27, 1945 revisited.icon for Recommended story

The cemetery is on land given by the German nation to the British War Graves Commission. The ceremonies...

Memoirs of Ivan Novak Part 1.icon for Recommended story

Our group was divided here, sixteen were ordered to remain at a bombed station, to be collected, the other...

RAF Warrant Officer Joseph Fusniak’s Lamsdorf Death March, 1945icon for Recommended story

A German NCO was sent ahead on a bicycle to make arrangements with the village Burgmeister for our intended...

Bill Williams's War 3icon for Recommended story

My souvenir of that winter is a wooden cigarette case carved with a 1944 symbol on a reindeer scene, made...

1,678 Days and Nights as a POWicon for Recommended story

The carrier vanishes After some training on Swordfish, grandfather was told that he and his fellow pilots...

Diary Kept by Warrant Officer A.B.Frisby, RAF. as a Prisoner of Waricon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

First at Stalag VIII.B. at Lamsdorf Lower Silesia for about four months, then the new Luftwaffe controlled...

The Stories of my Grandfathers in the Wehrmacht and Waffen SSicon for Recommended story

In the winter of 1942/1943 his division dug in outside of Stalingrad, where the most memorable of his...

Stalagluft III (Part 2)icon for Recommended story

Goodbye and God speed In an extract from Helen's diary for the night of 19 February, she wrote:...

Escape to Captivityicon for Recommended story

So the shower house was very large and in constant daily use. On the day Tom was to be showered and...

Photo Gallery
Germany Photo Gallerylink to gallery

Photos that were contributed with stories in this category.

icon for Story with photoStory with photo
Explore the archive
Browse the full archive list

Most of the content on this site is created by our users, who are members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced.



About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy