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Prisoner Of War Diaries Pt 2

If the Jerry saw the Union Jack on the water tower, I think he'd have had a lot to say, but the...

64th (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery 12

The following day I went to Tripoli and visited the church there and was able to sign the visitors book on...

The Day that War Broke Out - Part 4

On visiting the beach to get news of our equipment the Sgt. Major wanted to know if the Colonel would be...

What Did You Do In The War Daddy -Part 12 (Chapter 12)

Starting at Villach, which lies at the other end of the Worther See from Klagenfurt, near where I was...

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64th (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery 26

Our position for this operation was close to the River Lamone and that night we managed a fairly good rest...

Prisoner Of War Diaries Pt 4

We had a little news at 21.15 hrs but two lads waited until midnight for the 12 o'clock news, but very...

One of the Best Subalterns in the Brigadeicon for Story with photo

An afternoon march on 1st Aug., 1943, took us through minefields, over blown bridges, through Catenanuova...

Escape Part 2

After a short while he returned with another man who would take us through the village to a barn where we...

Two Wars Part Four

These we would have to leave with the Partisans at the Swiss border up in the Alps, prior to entering...

Prisoner Of War Diaries Part 1

It didn't take long to figure out they contained stores; there were two tins of bully and biscuits,...

A soldier's Dairy From 18/04/1944 - 31/07/1944

SATURDAY 6TH MAY 1944 - Arrived Pasco Nord 1.15a.m Foggia and return Bari Centrali 5.30p.m. No mail...

What Did You Do In The War Daddy? -Part 6 (Chapter 8 first part)

The bit we knew was certainly arid and nothing whatsoever grew there other than the odd patch of camel...

At war, with 168 brigade Part 4

The same old route, Foggia, Naples, Caserta, etc. but this time we travelled beyond Rome, past the leaning...

Experiences as a civilian and in the Royal Armoured Corps

From Cape Town we sailed across the Indian Ocean and docked in Bombay. It was from here that I had my first...

From a North Central School to Bomber Pilot

We then heard that Hitler was making a vast collection of barges and boats in France and Belgium ports and...

An “extra-ordinary” soldier - WWII Memoirs from Dunkirk to Stalag XVIII C — Part 5

It was Christmas Eve 1942 and the start of what turned our to be almost 4 years confinement in POW camps...

64th (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery 17

Three major obstacles had to be overcome on the way north, these being the Volturno and Garigliano rivers...

"Always Read the Small Print" Chapter Six

A Tourist Bureau had found the eldest daughter and son, and gave me their address and telephone number,...

Two Wars -Part Three

We then heard voices of Germans shouting “Haltzen, Haltzen” They were surrounding the village...

Prisoner of the Germans - 1 - Capture at Anzio

PRISONER OF THE GERMANS Prologue....

Prisoner of the Germans - 2 - Stalag VII

These parcels together with the rations from the Germans and what we could obtain by bartering with...

When Bugles Call - Italy

There were three cinemas in Catania, the San Giorgio, Teatro Lopo, and the Odeon, all showing...

An Interrogator's Life (Part 2)

I had been with 10th Division for only a few days, when an Italian in semi-uniform presented himself at my...

64th (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery 13

A number of Bofors Antiaircraft guns were bolted to the deck and were in constant action against enemy...

RAF 32 Squadronicon for Story with photo

On January 16th 1943 myself and Gray were taken to the airfield at Gibraltar and given a Hurricane each and...

Life in the Services 1939-46, Chapter 5

There were about 12 L.C.T. of the British Navy, each with an R.N.V.R. or R.N.R. Lieutenant in charge....

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