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Memoirs of a Gunner - Chapter 6a - Harry Woodicon for Story with photo

Lieutenant Kitchen led us out in a 15-hundredweight truck, the sergeant Major marshalling the four guns on...

A Coders D Day Memories

We crouched, all our gas masks to hand, and on the following day, we were transferred from our home town of...

Chapter 1 - Part 2: Evacuation from Dunkirk and back to UK

An assortment of Army trucks and civilian lorries had been awaiting our arrival for some time and they...

My Life My War - Chapter 5b

The next morning was a catastrophe, my good friend feeling the urge to go in the middle of the night, no...

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Escape from Dunkirk

It is headed, the retreat through Dunkirk. listen to me and I will tell A story great and true Of a mass...

On The Lighter Side

Private Merrythought's Christmas Christmas 1944 and the Platoon positions were amongst the ruins of...

Dispatch Rider BEF Fall of France

The German officer jumped back in the armoured car and it roared off, leaving my dad on the track with a...

The German Surrender and End of the War in Europe by Edna Stafford (nee Hodgson)

Eisenhower and A.C.M Tedder both were driven away and within a few minutes the Russian Officer left. Then a...

My Time with the RAF

I'd come off a 12 hour night shift, and had been asleep for about an hour when a man from the Orderly...

D-Day

A FootSloggers Story: 1st Buckinhamshire Battalion in Normandy

I had often thought of my old colleagues in C Company 1st Bucks who had landed on the Beaches on D-Day 6th...

Henry Lund's War Chapter 2 'Arrival in France'

Gerry soon found us and opened up with mortars, missed us, but hit a French ammunition truck which went up...

Escape from France, June 1940

I was 10 years old, my father was English working for an Anglo- French manufacturing company in Mantes,...

Kent (Fortress) Royal Engineers in France

Over in France, the BEF and the French army were failing to hold against the fast-moving German armoured...

“We Found All The People In Bayeux Were Really Friendly”icon for Story with photo

Joe and me, we have had a lot of involvement with the British Legion and the Normandy Veterans, although...

John Welsh War Diary Part 2

Travelled from Altona Station Hamburg on a troop train no heating, no windows across Germany, Holland,...

The Beachhead: Normandy 1944

C squadron will lead, C troop will be in front, and ‘Coffin’ point car”. The Humber car...

Five Years a POW

We made our way down the road encountering more German tanks and soon we got to a medical facility run by...

Two Jewish Heroines of the SOE Part 1

The archives of the Special Forces Club in London (13) and the SOE files (14) reveal that Denise and her...

A Collection of Memories by John Rawlings - Chapter 9

All vehicles, primarily Commers and Austins, were to be exchanged for Bedfords to be collected from various...

From Balderton to Scotland, France and the Far East

The pier was soon visited by Field Marshal Montgomery himself, and one of Dad's most vivid memories is...

Its a Long Way from Hodnet to Italy

There were many girls about in Bedford and one night there was a ‘do’ on at the Dujohns...

Wartime Service

Army Career: Enlisted at Acton into the Royal Artillery embodied Territorial Army and posted to Army School...

Part 1 - Disaster At Seaicon for Story with photo

Not so the two naval officers who stood rigidly upright gazing disdainfully at the exploding vehicle...

A Collection of Memories by John Rawlings - Chapter 4

It was now entering the station and Fred was in the chicken shed choosing his victim... Fred forgot all...

Memories of Mulberry Harbour

BHQ was at Kilnsea Camp a few miles nearer Hull and probably the nearest actual unit to the point which...

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