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Being 18 Years Old in 1939

When we first heard the word 'parachute', we associated it with what the airfield was being used...

To Die For Mussolini -Part 2

My three uncles had a small holding in a village called Ponticelli, the nearest market town was Malalbergo...

An Interrogator's Life (Part 1)

In September 1942, a small group of Intelligence Officers — Captain W J Ingham and Lieutenants J W...

A "Bolshie" Royal Naval Reservist (2)

On one occasion when we were practising wet landings prior to the proposed invasion of Leros, Samos and Kos...

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Reminiscenes of a Veteran Sapper - 4

The arrival of Sandy Stewart, who had dropped rank and been posted as Major to an R.E. Field Company and...

FRANCIS GEORGE CARTER HEATH

Elizabeth Donald and Francis George Heath met when Liz was only sweet 16 and Frank 18 years. Liz wore White...

My Dad's War Memories, Fifth and Final Part

Anyway they finally got it completed and were able to spend one night in it because we were relieved on 16...

My Life My War - Chapter 9a

The Italians were now standing firm, we, and HMS Valiant,and HMS Barham, the Monitor HMS Terror, three...

Operation Shingle: Chapter 1

58 years ago Anzio was a small fishing port and holiday resort for the Romans, its claim to fame being the...

A soldier's dairy 1/8/1944 - 1/11/1944

TUESDAY 15TH AUGUST 1944 - Job finishes just hanging around, wrote green envelope to Ethel sent 2 photos....

Italy '43-44, Part 1

On 2/1/44 when in Naples, surprised to see snow on Vesuvius- it is only 3,000ft & thought it would be...

Charley Pocock's War Chapter 12

They had even more to talk about a few days later when I received another 9 parcels and Charles Woodbridge...

Ben Cumming's War - Chapter 4: Venezia Guilia, meeting Sofia and farewells

The Officers gave many farewell parties in the Chateau and Sofia was an honoured guest at them, she was so...

A Rifleman in North Africa : Part 1 - Capturedicon for Story with photo

Morning came and we broke laager as usual at first light and pulled about half-a-mile away from Brigade...

James Kenna - The Story of A Prisoner of Waricon for Story with photo

Stalag IVB, along with its various surrounding working camps, was eventually liberated by the Russians in...

The Story of a Young Grimsby Conscripticon for Story with photo

This was a new experience for me, we were transporting supplies with jeep & trailer at night sometimes...

My War Years: In the Royal Artillery from Dunkirk to Italy

However the Government announced that due to world conditions they would initially call up men aged 20-21...

An Irish - Italian Romance

Had there not been a second world war my father John Logue of Campsie, County Derry would have lived...

The Life and Times of an RAF Wireless Operator Air Gunner - Part II

I was positioned on the rear gun but I did not return fire because I assumed the Beaufighter would soon...

64th (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery 31

We've had our days of feasting In the army in the past But this Christmas at Gradisca Is for most of us...

An Irish- Italian Romanceicon for Story with photo

Had there not been a Second World War my father John Logue of Campsie, County Derry would have lived...

Charley Pocock's War Chapter 17 and 18

At 4 o'clock they came, the Italians had opened the front gate but no others, the Germans came in the...

Still in Italy

Christmas dinner was provided in a large building, and as is the custom we Sergeants, Warrant Officers and...

Sicily - July 1943icon for Story with photo

We progressed up the Eastern side of the island to make an attack on Sortino and during this period came...

Coming Home (2)icon for Story with photo

In a battle-dress which has never seen a battle, with Hitler and Mussolini dead, I am going home to Minna....

Charley Pocock's War Chapter 13 and 14

We both had a good store of tinned foods; in addition Mick had received an American food parcel that helped...

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