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F/Lt J.R.Petrie-Andrews DFC DFM 155220 Part 2

Just to show the lads my new Lancaster I did a low pass past the flying control tower, in the summary of...

Marriage in North Africa

Anthony was able to get a posting to Douera in the Algiers area and he wanted us to get married there. The...

Exploring Algeria 1944: The Tunnels of Touggourticon for Story with photo

Within, Mustapha told a tale of long-ago cruelties and power-hungry rulers....

A Merry (Murderous) Christmas in Algiers (1942)icon for Story with photo

On Christmas Eve there was a murder which made a stir in the world and would involve many coded messages...

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'Came the Hour' part 2icon for Story with photo

I had never been sea-sick before and ended up on the wireless cabin deck bemoaning my fate and coming to...

Algiers; With 145 RAC

Some things are sent to protect us as Ken,Jimmy and Freddie became Infantry Officers and were killed in...

Exploring Algeria 1944: an Arabian Night in Biskraicon for Story with photo

Biskra, that oasis of a million palm-trees, was explored with Said, a town-wise Arab employee of...

A Long War's A'winding

Originated By Dave Drew at Kirkby Libray On Behalf Of Mr Ernie Wray On Februay 2005. Mr Ernie Wrayis a...

Explosions in Algiers (1943)icon for Story with photo

Marie and her husband were Spaniards and he, Sanchez, reminded me of Pablo Picasso. Sergeant Tom Barrand...

Exploring Algeria 1944: A Soldier Attempts to Understand Islamicon for Story with photo

There were leather bags, Arab knives, Ouled Nail jewellery, bracelets, anklets, slippers and a pair of...

Welcome to Italy

Soon we were given our tasks and I found myself on the Rearguard party, to load all of the regimental...

Exploring Algeria 1944; The Edge of the Deserticon for Story with photo

With him George, Charlie, Met and I headed east to reach a land of sand dunes - pure sand without a trace...

Surrender in Algiers

This coincided with the feast-day of Jeanne d'Arc and brought Algiers out in a flurry of bunting and...

Grenade Attack: First Troops in Algiers

Driving overnight inland to Tabak where the Germans tried to destroy the bridge over the ravine. The...

Ice cold…. But NOT in Alex !icon for Story with photo

We rarely had a chance to see a thermometer but when the petrol froze overnight in our vehicle...

Joining Up was Like an Adventure

I had two years in England and was last stationed in Norwich, with a fighter squadron where I mostly had...

Exploring Algeria 1944: The Scorpion Charmericon for Story with photo

After leaving Temelhat we reached a lake or 'Chott' about a mile long - beautifully clear water....

Banana Ridge

While the boat was coming into port at Algiers we were dive bombed by the German aircraft subsequently the...

Crossing the Atlas Mountains (56 Recce)

We crossed the Atlas Mountains in front of Blade Force.I was with HQ Squadron, we had 2lb Anti-Tank guns...

Journey into the unknown - Part 09

On the 5th of February the Battery set off from Bone for its final destination, travelling by land convoy...

Sergeant Harry T Joliff-S214525

He was stationed at Maissoncaree, Dagab, Setif and Philipville, where everyone was dosed with a double dose...

HMS Spey 1943

This ship was suspected torpedoed, 1,100 American rangers aboard, admiralty message to HMS Spey, ‘All...

From Stirling to Stoke via....

In 1943 I went to Sicily then on to Italy and then Austria. In the army we had our food rations but...

Journey into the unknown - Part 07 : Traffic Accident with 172 Field Regiment in Algeria

Immediately the accident happened,I banged upon the back of our truck immediately behind our driver, but to...

Journey into the unknown - Part 09 - 172nd Field Regiment RA in Algeria

The reason for our Battery having been detained in Bone for those 3 weeks did not become known to me until...

The Best Bunks ?

My Dad, Henry Brewitt, was one of several soldiers waiting to disembark in Algiers Harbour for duties in...

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