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My Fleet Air Arm Experiences 1939-45

After new entry training at HMS Victory in Portsmouth I and my class went for our technical training to the...

The Life of a Desert Rat Part 2icon for Story with photo

29th June, had to go sick having lots of problems with haemorrhoids due probably through having to crawl...

Dungannon Boy goes to War - Chapter 4

The road was strewn with burnt out Italian vehicles, there were a few Italian corpses in the ditches and as...

My Dad's War Memories Part 3

Today we packed up once again and boarded the Troop Carrying Vehicles and drove on for about fifteen miles...

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We received a lot of enemy shellfire during the day which screamed past our farmhouse and the battery...

My First Prison Camp - Part 6icon for Story with photo

Some Italians are certainly vain, and by entering the town by this method, the officer, I suppose, was...

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On the 6th our Division, the 56th, completed the first part of its tasks towards the final battle in Italy...

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At this time there was talk of forming a mixed column of infantry, armour and artillery to press on up into...

Travels With A Spitfire Part 2

It was with mixed feelings that, on the one hand we could see H.M.S. Warspite a little way up the coast...

My Dad's War Memories Part 2

The time would be around midnight when I saw a figure walking casually down the road, but before I had time...

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The result was that a small party was formed of an officer, sergeant major and battery quartermaster...

To Die for Mussolini -Part 1

The events written in the following pages are not just ups and downs which happen in the course of a normal...

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We travelled late at night so as not to be detected by the Germans as we were moving somewhat to one side...

The Day that War Broke out - Part 6

Some, Sgt. Howland, Ferdie Pool, Johnny Ibbotson, Taffy Davis and myself were posted to GHQ R.A.N.W. Italy...

Prisoner Of War Diaries Pt 3

A fortnight before Christmas, three of us went, together with some meat and the English parcels; we were...

The Day that War Broke Out - Part 5

Tunnels led up from the beach to the main town, but off these tunnels were apartments where people live I...

No Punches Pulledicon for Story with photo

On we went then dug in again, next morning a young German came down the dirt road and gave himself up to...

Corps Reserve-Urbino

Although Urbino was a centuries old provincial town, several modern office buildings had been built by...

Prisoner Of War Diaries Pt 5

28/4/45: Went to hospital at 08.00 hrs and took seven bottle of spirit; I got 40 French cigarettes for...

64th (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery 29

On May 23rd we all moved off in the morning, through Trieste and up into the hills not very far from the...

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Then we all strolled over to see an ENSA show with mainly Italian actors and actresses and later in the...

As I Travel Along Life's Somtimes Stony Path - Part 3icon for Story with photo

The capture of eight divisions in Tunisia, including Rommel's veterans, and the elite of the Italian...

To Die For Mussolini -Part 5

I was left with no hope to see him again and started to move away when I heard somebody calling me, I...

My Memories of World War 2

I cannot remember all the casualties our Signal section suffered at Anzio, but would just mention the three...

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I awoke to find that I had been posted battery orderly sergeant which in the circumstances was a fairly...

Charley Pocock's War Chapter 8.1

We had our food in a tent, which would only hold a 100 and as there was 300 in camp we had...

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