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A Driver/Op in Light Ack Ackicon for Story with photo

Under the new regime each battery had a wireless truck, in our case a l5cwt Bedford Truck, with a crew of...

My Father's Waricon for Story with photo

Other war stories had been asked for to show what our servicemen had endured and the following words were...

H. D. Hugill SGT Story

On one side of the station was the river Euphrates then out airstrip then a plateau of hills which took us...

A Night at the Opera: Life Onboard Landing Craft LST237icon for Story with photo

"First of all I sailed on The Empress of Scotland to America and by train to pick the ship up at the...

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Mother's letters - 4

Edie made both bride and bridesmaid's frocks, Anne's white lace over soft white silk and Mary's...

Wartime Memories of a Parachutist

I eventually landed by ship in Oran, North Africa, for strenuous training prior to the invasion of Italy....

Italy Part 7; To Rome and the North (ii)

From Arezzo we moved to a small village — Laterina. A day or two afterwards we went via the track on...

Indian Army and Romance

It was in Egypt that Moray met his future Irish wife, Dorothy Kenny, then in the QAs. In fact, he appears...

My Dad and "Friendly Fire": 10th Field Ambulance in Tunisia

My Dad, Walter Emm, served with the 10th Field Ambulance in Tunisia, Italy and Greece....

In the Care of Angels

No. 2622507 L/Cpl William Entwistle served in WW2 in the Grenadier Guards, and sustained a shrapnel wound...

Diary Entries 11th April 1945icon for Story with photo

A horrified Busty yelled: "Get down you stupid bastard!" and to my immediate relief Hewie...

Memories 3d

The WOSB organised a series of painfully slow transits to Naples, then it was off to England on the...

The Battle of Cassino 1943-44

I was attached to the 56th Division, the ‘Black Cats’, as Interrogation Officer, halfway...

Two Great Men

This did not take too long and they were attacked by a Panther which wounded one of the section n.c.o's...

Some Machine Guns and a Military Medal

We fought the Italian army in the desert and beat them, but this time Hitler had sent the German army to...

Memories 3b

Load the Regiment's guns and trucks, including “Patricia”, my pride and joy, on to the...

Contrasts: Christmas in Rome and in England, 1944icon for Story with photo

Like me, Milne had no time for the boozy Mess Christmas dinner. Minna, my Danish wife, had written about...

My Dad: Jack Longworth

Like many men who served in World War II my Dad Jack Longworth was always loathe to talk about his wartime...

My War Experience after Call Up dictated by Joe Thomas

I don't know why I – a Londoner - was sent to join a Scots regiment, no explanations were given!...

1st % 5th Canadian Divs at Ortona.

We all took a beating at Coriano and the 25th Tanks with 5th Cdn Div plus the 46th — 56th and 4th...

On to Italy

Soon we were given our tasks and I found myself on the Rearguard party, to load all of the regimental...

Jack Parkinson's War

In 1943 I was in a small village called Castel del Rio north of Rome. One night in Castel del Rio I...

Welcome to Italy

Soon we were given our tasks and I found myself on the Rearguard party, to load all of the regimental...

Rome 1944: Three Thousand Years in 15 Minutesicon for Story with photo

Rome was just a tramcar ride from No.8 Command Pay Office - entered through the Porta Maggiore, a crumbling...

The Landings at Anzio - A View from the Sea.

I was serving on board the destroyer HMS Inglefield on 22nd January 1944, and whilst we did not see what...

The Escape

For this the village was strategic point on the mountian as the partisans could keep watch for any German...

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