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It was always thought by the men that we would be withdrawn back to India when we reached Monywa; but with...

Diary of JJW Donaldson, 1943: Life and Work in Madras; Heat; Tea Party; 'One Starry Night' icon for Recommended story

Soon after Christmas, the officers organised a dance to be held in the Banqueting Hall in Madras for the...

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From April until June 1944, I learned the basic science and practice of photography at the RAF No 1 School...

From Bootle to Bangkokicon for Recommended story

Brockhouse Engineering then Wales At this stage, two years into the war, the aircraft industry was short of...

Nursing from Northern Ireland to Bombay: Plus the Colditz Hymn-bookicon for Recommended story

From South Africa to India From Cape Town, we went to Bombay. There we were billeted at the Taj Mahal...

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Everyone knows the British settled in India to trade, but so did all the other seafaring nations, the...

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I did not see him ever again but was informed by the Chief Clerk that, storming into the offices demanding...

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Six - From Ramghar to POW Camp26/3 at Pathankot, Kangra Vallery, near Kashmir. Ontoicon for Recommended story

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Six - From Ramghar to POW Camp26/3 at Pathankot, Kangra...

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Four - From POW Camp at Geneiffa, Egypt to a POW Camp at Poona, Indiaicon for Recommended story

All the Merchant ships of the British Empire, shall we say from Suez they used to change the crews - only...

Serving on "H.M.S. Volage" in the East Indies Fleet 1944 - 45 by Leslie Atkinsonicon for Recommended story

Back in Durban, another member of our flotilla had arrived – “H.M.S. Virago” for repairs...

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Five - From Poona to POW Camp at Ramghar, Indiaicon for Recommended story

Memories of an Italian Naval Signalman Part Five - From Poona to POW Camp at Ramghar, India. But then what...

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Journey continues on to do Chindwig, Basoli Bayaan, Kohima, the 'Basin', Imphal, Snipers Triangle,...

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We travelled north from Liverpool, round the North of Ireland to the Azores Islands then on to Gibraltar,...

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Although it was calm during the day, as we waited to land, the German bombers soon arrived under cover of...

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Immediately after the Sports Meet I set off for India, accompanied by my bearer Ahmed Din, to attend a...

A Passage to India: On Board the Mauretaniaicon for Recommended story

The first available was the Cunarder Mauretania, soon to arrive in Liverpool at Gladstone Dock. In no time...

The O.T.S Bangaloreicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

It was real India, on the edge of Delhi, not New Delhi, with the famous Chandni Chowk, a busy crowded...

MY WAR 1939 / 46icon for Recommended story

Boys from the Central School, younger brothers and sisters, teachers with wives and small children....

Ramisaminaidu, a Runner in the 11th Indian LAA in Burma icon for Recommended story

These men were mostly village people whom the sophisticated Indian might call 'Jungle Wallahs'. We...

Christmas 1944: Putting on a Show at RAF Digri, Bengal.icon for Recommended story

Apart from my normal duties as Corporal i/c Instrument Repairers on ‘B’ Flight, 159 Squadron at...

Six Years in the Marinesicon for Recommended story

Pom-poms and Morse code After training I was sent to North Shields to erect guns on either side of the...

Harold P. Lees war part 2 The health hazards of Indiaicon for Recommended story

Harold Lees story part 2 – The health hazards of India....

The bombing of Calcutta by the Japaneseicon for Recommended story

My family lived on the top floor and from our veranda, I could see the steeple and weather cock of St...

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One of the first things my Grandpa was to get involved with in Calcutta was one of India's main...

Entertaining the Troops in India and Burmaicon for Recommended story

We all have memories of past events and interesting happenings in our lifetime; some of my more vivid...

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