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Prisoner of War in Leros 1944

I was held prisoner on the island of Leros with the Kings Own Royal Regiment. We were transported by the...

Evacuation from Kiel

When their mother becomes pregnant shortly after my arrival, I am placed with a Frau Wolle, who has one...

My Father: Who Sent the Signal That the War was Over from Luneburg Heathicon for Story with photo

He took part in the Battle of Caen which saw some of the heaviest fighting of the war,.. Not many people...

A Young German Refugee Girlicon for Story with photo

I remember one lovely day walking alongside the canal and hearing British soldiers on one side and German...

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Air Raids

This mountain had been formed by chemical waste, and was not solid, but springy, and considered to be...

Being Shot Down, and part of the Great Escape

I was an officer pilot in a fighter squadron during the Second World War, first of all in France when we...

The Tank Suit

We went NE from Sittard and got to a place called Echt because there was a hold up there.We went forward...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 46

Following an air raid warning during the night, it was pitiful to see all the old folk doubled up by the...

POW Memories

I trained as a pilot at Wellesbourne on Tiger Moths then I went to Canada to a training aerodrome at...

The Grossman Wittgenstein Story

The wellknown Austrian jewish author, dramatist publisher Stefan Grossmann married my grandmother´s...

A Soldiers Storyicon for Story with photo

In this connection I quote an extract from a letter I received from my senior — then the Divisional...

Dad's Three Months Forced March 1945: A POW in Poland and Germany

My father also kept a diary during his time as a P.O.W. I found the diary when I was clearing my...

A Matter of Timing

Michael McLoughlin Dowding was born in Highbury, London N5 on 30th July 1924. Selected as a Pathfinder he...

After War Sightsicon for Story with photo

Later Dad hired a friend's mom to help with house work, Fr... Dad did try, he and Mom loved her as much...

My Wartime Memories Germany 1946-1948icon for Story with photo

On 24th February 1947 I went into Hanover Military Hospital Laryngitis and was there until 11th March when...

The Lighter Side of War - CHAPTER 28: Hamburg to Sheffield to Catterick Camp June 1946

Chest Thirty seven and a half inches Distinctive marks/minor defects Tattoo mark right forearm Age and...

My Grandparents Story

A Polish soldier, named Joe took a friendly shine to my Nan and was situated next to the door of the ward...

Memories from WW2 in Coggeshall

Many air raid shelters were built in Coggeshall where people ran to when the siren went off... Another bomb...

Forced Labour in Germany

As we drew into Germany, We herd planes over head... I was told that I must work in Austria because of the...

Opperation Exodus

In fact it turned out to be our last 'op'. In Eupore, whilst hanging about in the crew room, the...

Pigs Blood and Potatoes

We got captured at Dunkirk and were marched across France to Germany. I remember that when we were in...

"Too Many Brave Deeds - Not Enough Medals"

There was a story that early in the War the regiment had been in Scotland working on the early development...

Tweedy and Napoli

Guardsman Tweedy, if my memory serves me right, had just recently joined my platoon on the outskirts of the...

The Long Walk to Freedom

I had dysentry, semi-recovered from the dysentry, I was dropped out of the march and was picked up and put...

J A Martin DFC - 700 Bombers Attack Peenemunde

We were often briefed to bomb Peeneműnde, that was where the Germans were making the V2 rockets,...

A Story with a Happy Ending.

After A.C.R.C initiation at Weston-Super-Mare, a wireless course at Yatesbury, gunnery school at Manby, a...

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