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How I Became a Prisoner of War: In Germany

We taxied out, behind the other kites, came the green, Pat's “ok for take off, Jack”. Then...

Diary of K R Brant RAF Belgium Squadron 349 and POW Part two

Food consisted of 2 slices bread and a little jam and coffee for breakfast, one soup plate of soup for...

'Fire Orders' Chapter 17b

As time wore on and neither side showed any sign of surrendering the village, the infantry officer,...

D-Day to VE Day - A Drivers Tale

Part 4: Then came the attack for the Rhine and we took ammo of all sorts up to the 15th Scottish Division...

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“I Was ‘Reported Missing’ Because Nobody Knew Where I Was”icon for Story with photo

Most of France, Belgium and Holland were all clear, but at Dunkirk and one or two other places there were...

An “extra-ordinary” soldier - WWII Memoirs from Dunkirk to Stalag XVIII C — Part 7

The plan was to have a tin attached to a loop of wire and dangle this contraption over the embers with a...

Nina Orsten's Escape from Ravensbruck Pt 4

Not only Czech girls, there were many French, many Poles, Russians, very few Germans and Dutch. There were...

Story of a Reluctant SS-Pioneer Part 6

The gendarmes there have unceremoniously checked us out for the tattooed blood group marks and totally...

My War from the Inside

Even the Germans were humane enough to grant him double food rations, such as they were, but unfortunately...

Just Another Story - Chapter 4: On the Move Again

The Russian captives would be given food only if they carried out a day's work and this explained why...

James Eric Wicketts Memories - Part 3icon for Story with photo

The ice must have been very thick at that point but further down the river German troops, tanks and big...

'Fire Orders' Chapter 19c, The End

A platoon of the Wiltshires had just begun to attack a small barracks area, and were being fired on by a...

Gamblers Crossing or Bridge Too Fast

The main purpose in life in Chesterfield was learning to drive an Army lorry, but we still had PT,...

The End of Lancaster 'N' for Nuts - 30th August 1943 - Part One

On arrival at Stalag Luft III near Sagan in Lower Silesia I was regarded with some suspicion by the senior...

Letter to Son

Well son I was at this Kommando from Oct until March when I move to Dresden as the Russians where near......

Diamond Wedding (June 2nd 2005) - 6 years POW could not keep my parents apart. Part 1icon for Story with photo

When we went through the towns in Belgium the people cheered us, but it was a different tune when we came...

Memories of My Life Born in 1918 to being a Soldier in the Second World War Part 13

He shouted "Stop, or I will order the gunners to open fire".A British officer and the Red caps came...

Harold's War Operations - Part 2.icon for Story with photo

142 Lancasters, 81 Halifaxes, 41 Stirlings took off from their bases that night for the round trip of about...

Memoirs of a Gunner - Chapter 7a - Harry Woodicon for Story with photo

With our limited German, we deduced that she had a very sick child and had braved the curfew and the...

Childhood Memories of the War

The station is crowded with other children and their families, all waiting for the train that is going to...

Prisoner of the Germans - 5 - The March and Release

Russian prisoners were treated abominably by the Germans, and they did not have the protection of the Red...

An “extra-ordinary” soldier - WWII Memoirs from Dunkirk to Stalag XVIII C — Part 5

It was Christmas Eve 1942 and the start of what turned our to be almost 4 years confinement in POW camps...

My Dads Reluctant Story. Chapter 2

Two of the crew were missing, John Anderson, our wireless operator, and our special German speaking...

A Rhodesian Pilot's Story - Chapter 4 - The Long March

The general expectation among the prisoners was that soon we would be liberated by the Russian army, a...

Fred Cole Part 4: 57 Squadron 1944 and aftericon for Story with photo

On the same raid I witnessed a bomb go straight through the wing of another Lancaster but it just kept on...

War Baby in Germany

My grandfather was to pay very little maintenance to grandmother although he had an extremely well paid job...

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