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A Childhood in Nazi-Occupied Italyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Some prisoners were recaptured by the Germans and sent to Germany, but many joined the rapidly forming...

To Arms!icon for Recommended story

So, on this fateful Friday, we ‘Three Musketeers’ said a fond farewell to the Council Offices...

A British PoW becomes a Partisan, 1943-1945icon for Recommended story

The Italian authorities have supplied me with three ordnance maps of the Biella, Aosta and Ivrea regions...

Harry Green: Military Medal Winner (Part 1)icon for Recommended story

The zest with which the Squadron performed its patrol duties can best be illustrated by quoting an entry...

Just One Day: 46th Royal Tank Regt in Italyicon for Recommended story

Big Eric, we had two Sgt. Williams in the Squadron, could not believe that no reinforcements were coming up...

Remembrance at the Cassino War Cemeteryicon for Recommended story

The Cassino War Cemetery is situated close by the base of the height of Monte Cassino just a mile south of...

Trieste, October 1945 to January 1947icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

On 16 April my very good friend Leslie Gilbert and I attended a Passover service at the Marittima ballroom...

RASC Cook at Dunkirk, North Africa, Italian POW Camp - and Two Escapesicon for Recommended story

To France and Belgium, then back to Dunkirk War broke out in September that year, and after a period of...

From Mold to St Valery, Egypt and Italy (Part Two)icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Attempting to advance on Ferrara and the River Po, our division came up against a tough German paratrooper...

A Sapper's Taleicon for Recommended story

It was at Chelsea that I met for the first time Dennis Castle, who was to become a lifelong friend, amongst...

James Glew, Sapper, 1st Division, Anzioicon for Recommended story

The Anzio Landings At the end of November 1943, it was announced that 1st Division was moving to Italy. The...

THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS, Chapter 2icon for Recommended story

I worked for Cook's of St Paul's, in London, write that down�Ehe commanded, “and I...

Dad's War Diary 2icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

So up the Derne road we go, leaving Tobruk behind us, Jerry frying instead of us. The RAF had knocked about...

Life as an RAF Pilot: Chapter 5a - Air War in Italyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The Squadron aircraft were Spitfire Vs and I was expected to fly an aircraft up to the new base. So the...

Ted's Turn: Death of a Friend in Italyicon for Recommended story

Ted was not sanitary orderly material and when Harry picked him you might say he picked a 'right...

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...

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Two - The North Cape of Crete and the sinking of the Colleoniicon for Recommended story

Of course our Gunnery Officer reckoned that the four salvos fired with our turret we hit one of them, we...

Jack Place's War-Part1icon for Recommended story

Behind the tanks were a mixture of Italian and German infantrymen, an Italian pushed me over and kicked...

Building a Radio a P.O.W. Camp - Part Oneicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Such searches were not conducted by soldiers, but by the Italian police who were, so we were told, the...

HMS Bruiser's Mediterranean Commission 1943 - 1945icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

One of the saddest experiences I had was my friend, who was also a Petty Officer, we were lying off a...

Dalmation Islands, Yugoslaviaicon for Recommended story

While we pitched our tents round the outside of the wall surrounding the churchyard, the British force,...

Action on Lake Comacchio, 13 April 1945icon for Recommended story

The 1st Battalion was grouped in an assembly area at Madriole, around some farm buildings adjoining the...

Donald Delves' War, Part 3: Italy, Salerno - The Bay of Hellicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I was 5513070 Pte Victor Donald Delves serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment. The...

Harry Green: Military Medal Winner (Part 2)icon for Recommended story

But we still had work to do rounding up prisoners taking over German HQ's and airfields this kept us...

Private R.G. Goodwin and the Battle for Primosole Bridgeicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The Primosole Bridge was captured from the Germans after continued assaults from the Durham Light Infantry...

My War Years and Being a POWicon for Recommended story

One POW was getting out at night and was seeing the wife of a German soldier who was on the Russian front....

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