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Stories categorised in 'Algiers'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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A Jew in Algiersicon for Recommended story

My friend spoke to the old lady in Arabic, and the doubtful looks that she gave me made me wish that I...

A DUKW Driver's Storyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

We were making our way to the ZOO a few miles out of Town. This incident didn't endear us to our...

My Billets in Algiers: A Pub, a Casino and a Bankicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

One evening, while taking the air outside our pub I was accosted by a young French officer who invited me...

I Embarkicon for Recommended story

I was Orderly Sergeant while at sea and I would no sooner get back to my bunk when the ship's RSM would...

Mail from England: Joy and Grief in Algiers (1943)icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

There is more about my wife Minna in A Dane in - and out - of the ATS, Journey through the Blitz...

The Anguish of Absence: Algiers, 1943icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Minna and I had endured an 18-month separation before she came to England to marry me. He offered to carry...

Exploring Algeria, 1943 (1) - The 'Tomb of the Christian'icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

There were no sliding stones here, but they had bored through into another four-foot high passage which...

Dawn and Darkness in Algiers, 1943icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Far across the bay the mountains are a barely discernable humped mass of darkness against a dark sky. The...

Victory in Algiersicon for Recommended story

Celebrations of the feast-day of Jeanne d'Arc, 8 May, 1943 - Senegalese askaris in front of the...

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Dad's Diary -Part 2 of 2

I was busy in the docks office when suddenly I was conscious of a terrific orange flash !.. I climbed into...

Dad's Diary -Part 1 of 2

Eventually however Glasgow was reached, across to Central Station and down via Caledonian to East Kilbride....

Convoy to Algiers

In the time left to us there were practical matters - I gave Minna a Power of Attorney, left a letter for...

The Lighter Side of War - CHAPTER 14: Blida, Algeria. A Dear John letter Lieutenant Baker replaces Errington

Butch couldn't hold back: "'A' platoon under Lieutenant Errington were acting on their...

The Lighter Side of War - CHAPTER 15b: Lieutenant Baker thinks ahead - then leaves Butch in the desert

Lieutenant Baker led `A' platoon in a convoy to the docks at Bone, an Algerian port near the border...

Two Wars -Part One

They landed in Algiers, Morocco and Casablanca- the aim being to trap the German army in Tunisia... The...

Thomas Emyr Davies - 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment - My Story (Part 6 of 13 - North Africa Campaign IV)icon for Story with photo

In preparation for the forthcoming airborne attacks against the Axis forces in Sicily, the whole division...

Thomas Emyr Davies - 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment - My Story (Part 3 of 13 - North Africa Campaign I)icon for Story with photo

When passing through the fifteen-miles-wide Straits of Gibraltar, which separates Africa from Europe,...

Thomas Emyr Davies - 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment - My Story (Part 4 of 13 - North Africa Campaign II)icon for Story with photo

In the sophisticated ‘joints’, half-naked Arab girls could be seen dancing to the sensuous...

Sex in the City: Algiers, 1943icon for Story with photo

All went well until, as Minna wrote: 'He entered upon an indignant accusation against the...

A Letter Home

One thing that stands out in my mind was, when we arrived at H.M.S. Saker 11, a Chief Petty Officer asked...

Christmas in Hospital - Algiers 1943

Minna wrote of her delight at my Christmas parcel which contained the 'mystery gift' I had promised...

The War Diaries of 1232581 - L.A.C. Jack Lucas R.A.F.V.R.- (PART-ONE)

My constant applications for a posting resulted in a move to bomber command at Throgmorton, Nr Pershore,...

The Lighter Side of War - CHAPTER 15a: Algeria: Blida to Constantine to Medjez el Bab Tug Wilson's diving lesson

There were British, Empire and Commonwealth fighting troops there, French and American troops nearby, as...

Leonard's Diary

March 16th there are Xmas parcels, getting them issued tomorrow, we have 50 cigs tonight, everyone is...

Exploring Algeria 1944: Barbaric Beauty by Starlighticon for Story with photo

It is to be a great affair, you see, and when the dinner is over you shall see the Ouled Nail dance...

1943 North Africa

One afternoon Frank, Polly and I went into town, it was the first Arab town that we visited and it was an...

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