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The Day My Brother Mick Nearly Killed Meicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Mick, who is three years older than I, was called up in 1939. He was originally an Infantryman, serving in...

The 'D-Day Dodgers' in Italyicon for Recommended story

We are the D-Day Dodgers, out in Italy, Always on the vino, always on a spree, 8th Army skivers and their...

Invasion of Italyicon for Recommended story

I embarked on the French vessel "Ville D' Oran" along with the elderly radar set which was in...

111th Field Regiment, Royal Artilleryicon for Recommended story

The Regiment was involved in the invasion of Sicily and were standing by to cross the Messina Straits with...

Salerno 09/09/43icon for Recommended story

A direct hit on the Bridge of this craft was scored by the enemy almost immediately, with an A/P shell of...

A Tribute to our Cassino War Deadicon for Recommended story

In humble tribute to the memory of our comrades who lie in the Cassino War Cemetery. Here, at Cassino War...

Achtung Minen!icon for Recommended story

I well remember rather idly watching one of the squadron Crusaders following our ACV.The sergeant tank...

German Propaganda Leafletsicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Three pages are devoted to German Propaganda leaflets and this sent me immediately to my Army Album to have...

VE Day, As Seen from a Field near Veniceicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The crackle of the headphones soon drew a small crowd around the tank and we all listened in amazement to...

From Electrician to Engineericon for Recommended story

I served in North Africa until the war ended and then went to Italy, to Bari, Brindisi and Rome. We were...

Two POW Campsicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

My father, Herbert Thomas Goodchild, known as "Pat" for obscure family reasons, was a member of a...

21 Years Old on D-Day: With the Royal Engineers in Italyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Their part of the Italian campaign seemed to be going well so they felt that there was good reason to...

The Hungry Soldier: An Italian in Flight from Germansicon for Recommended story

Mussolini sent some divisions, including my grandfather's division, to fight in the German offensive...

A Happy Day: News of a Birthicon for Recommended story

After the North African Campaign in the Western Desert was over, I went to Italy, where I was attached to a...

Happy Birthday at Cassinoicon for Recommended story

My 20th birthday party was held in a slit trench down in a gully where our mortars were positioned, almost...

Italian Suprise: Prisoner of War from HMS Sikhicon for Recommended story

My Aunt had recieved a telegram to say her husband Alex Sutton had been lost at sea following the sinking...

Shirt Box under the settee(B)icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I took his crucifix, prayer book, and studio portrait back to his grave site in the Minturno Commonwealth...

Bonfire: Burning Counterfeit Notes in Italyicon for Recommended story

After the crossing of the Sangro and Rubicon rivers the German Army fled in panic towards Austria. The...

The Cellar Baricon for Recommended story

During heavy shelling from the Germans near Montecassino, my father, Michael Anthony McKendrick, fell into...

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Diary and Letters: January 1942 to August 1943

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Captain Carr had a dry sense of humour he came back from that H Q one morning having driven himself up to...

Italy

Captain Carr had a dry sense of humour he came back from that H Q one morning having driven himself up to...

Of Officers and Aircraft Mechanics, Monte Casino and Maleria - and Rome

Captain Creswell had been in the retreat from France, in the war in Africa and Sicily and on the same boat...

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