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The Mechanics of Warfareicon for Story with photo

We bashed up the vehicles and left them there so that the Germans couldn't use them. After the war I...

Escape Part 3

Next morning the German Colonel came again and said we would be taken to a prison camp somewhere in...

"Always Read The Small Print" Chapter Five

My experience in the Army as a young English recruit among the Scots made me very wary... He was...

Peter Pearson's War Story

Colonel Roger Welchman came up quickly, along with Boyd, and there was another officer with him who I think...

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Jack Merewood: To War with the Bays. Part 4

Afterwards we learned that the crew had strayed off course on their way back to the barn and had run into a...

Bert's War.

Dad listed his mates as; - Ted; Wal; Denis Hunt; Tilly — John Tilston; Bugs Holliday; Stanley; and...

Two Wars-Part Two

Sure enough, during the night, one of the Italians burst into the hut and said “Latedeschi veni,...

Its a Long Way from Hodnet to Italy

There were many girls about in Bedford and one night there was a ‘do’ on at the Dujohns...

Wartime Service

Army Career: Enlisted at Acton into the Royal Artillery embodied Territorial Army and posted to Army School...

Anzio Landing

Major General Lucas inspected the Regiment after the full scale practice and so after weeks of rumours and...

Harry Blood's War Part 7: Serving in Naples, 1943-45

They are: - Harry Thompson, Cpl., from Stoke; Clem Simpson, Mansfield; Tom Cousins, Leeds; Bert Foster,...

Light Blue Ulstermen

An official of the Embassy visited Hugh at his Newtownabbey home with an itinerary of Nagasaki visits and...

Charley Pocock's War Chapter 19

We all considered the German bread ration was bigger and better than the Italian, I enjoyed it and used to...

Operation Shingle: Chapter 3

That same day a cruiser, HMS Janus, was bombed and sank in 20 minutes with the loss of her Commander and...

My Life My War - Chapter 12c

On the 17th of July the Warspite received orders that in company with HMS Valiant, they were to bombard to...

Victory in Europe - as seen from Rome and from Surrey

Our cinema now screened newsreels of the ‘V-E Day’ celebrations in London — the...

The Story of Mr Harry Rowberry

I went over the Dolomites and when I got to the borders of Switzerland I thought the soldiers were German...

An Army Cook's Storyicon for Story with photo

After six months, Herbert applied to Captain Scully for permission to marry Anna. The Captain said he would...

War Memories of W/CPL Dennis William Shaw (WWII)

The 5th Army had already arrived at Cassino. W/CPL Dennis William Shaw Attached to 97th HAA 10th CORPS 8th...

With the RASC from Capetown and Onward: To Sicily and Italyicon for Story with photo

A most vivid memory of leaving Capetown by boat was that on the quayside as we pulled away a young woman...

Four personal years of WW2

The Opawa went out via Jamaica-Panama Canal to Sydney then on to Aukland and returning the other way via...

James Glew, Sapper, 1st Division, Florenceicon for Story with photo

By August 12th, the 1st Division had gained a foothold on the north bank of the Arno east of Florence... In...

To Die For Musolini -Part 4

Polyphemus is son to Neptune by the nymph Thoosa, daughter to the sea-king Phorcys; therefore though he...

One of Lady Astor’s ‘D-Day Dodgers’icon for Story with photo

My Dad was William Leslie Renney from Cockermouth and known as Leslie. In 1946 after being discharged from...

Keyman - A Somewhat Soldier (Part 4)

The personnel at the reception camp were a mixed lot; apart from the Greeks there was an Austrian who had...

Prisoner of War

It was the summer of 1938 and all the talk those days was would Germany try to grab extra land to help...

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