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Building the Bridge over the River Kwai

Captain Gripper in our platoon took his men in their tanks through long grass where the Japanese were...

World War 2 and 'My' Commandos [L.Stevenson : Part 1]

As the R.M. 'green beret' Commandos began to appreciate the gutsy qualities of their little leader...

The Tale

Milly had a dancing partner who suggested that he bring along his friend to meet us for a foursome and that...

A W.A.A.F. On Leave With Her Fiance 1945 by Mary Blood (nee Pettit)

I left early for Grantham and the London train, as did Curly, and we duly reported to the Endsleigh Hotel...

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Joyce's Wartime Story Part 2icon for Story with photo

As we huddled together, the next door neighbour came out of his back door which was quite near, to make a...

Wartime Service

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

“I Was Two Days Late For My Own Wedding”icon for Story with photo

However, Ronald did have a contemporaneous copy of ‘Norwood News’ dated 16 February 1945 that...

My Life My War - Chapter 12b

But then they saw our colours The yellow, green, red and blue, “We're not racing the Foc'sle...

Weddings, washing and war work

Mum looked after the boys while Nell was at the factory... Nell was a very gifted knitter, making all the...

My Life My War - Chapter 12c

On the 17th of July the Warspite received orders that in company with HMS Valiant, they were to bombard to...

Victory in Europe - as seen from Rome and from Surrey

Our cinema now screened newsreels of the ‘V-E Day’ celebrations in London — the...

Where Were You on D-Day, Grandad?

Cpl John, Engineering Surveyor Railway Survey Co., Royal Engineers, Longmoor. We were visiting one of the...

Joyce's Wartime Story Pt 1icon for Story with photo

We lived in Bromley Kent a dormitory town, 10 miles out of London and it was very exciting going to London,...

A Child's Eye View of Wartime

Although Heaton Park housed hundreds of young RAF lads, there were times when so many were sent there that...

Memories of a Manchester girl

John was sent to Leeds and it was easy to hitchhike a lift from there and he re-united with his family and...

Missing in Actionicon for Story with photo

On Saturday the 6th August 1944 one of Sids crew, Joe Butler was getting married, Sid was coming home for...

My "Lovely" War

A boy at the Rhyl office had invited his Selhurst Grammar school friend up to Rhyl. I hated it back in...

WW2: War and Workicon for Story with photo

My parents were William George Jagelman and Cordelia Elsie Jagelman. My father was born in South London to...

Teenage Fun in Wartime; then a Pilot's Wife

"Stratford was a glorious place for a teenage girl to be, with hotels full of lovely young men in blue...

A R.A.F. Barber - Romance and Marriage in Occupied Germany by Bill Stafford

Edna left for the wedding from my good friend Herr Voigt's Home. She was dressed in a lovely white...

Margaret Nicholls, Part 2 - The Bristol Bombings

When the German planes were bombing big towns in the Midlands they had to come over Bristol, so warnings...

My Time in the ATSicon for Story with photo

On the 15th of January, my brother Victors friend, Peter Savill and my mother travelled with me to Euston...

Margaret Nicholls, Part 3 - Young Married Lifeicon for Story with photo

Well the week after the Bristol bombing raid I was to be married at St. Pauls Church... There was an...

Goodnight Algeria - Good Morning Italy

Some of the more thoughtful among us in Algeria had suggested, half-seriously, half-jokingly, that...

First Irish GI Bride in THE USAicon for Story with photo

First Irish GI Bride in THE USA...

The First News from Denmark

Minna's letter was written on the eve of her departure for a camping holiday in Salcombe, Devon, with a...

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