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

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While the whole B.E.F., with the French 1st Army on their right and the Belgian Army on their left, were...

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So, on this fateful Friday, we ‘Three Musketeers’ said a fond farewell to the Council Offices...

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The fishing port of Port-en Bessin was set as the dividing line between the Anglo-American armies and was...

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It was at Chelsea that I met for the first time Dennis Castle, who was to become a lifelong friend, amongst...

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The skid, a landing device, in addition to the tricycle wheels were forced through the floor of our glider,...

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With the Guards in Flanders, 1940icon for Recommended story

All around we saw the belgians in their first world war helmets and long coats in full flight Westward and...

Rearguard at Dunkirkicon for Recommended story

Yorky Holme's gun crew C4 consisted of Phil Plevey, Bert Tanner, George Bradley who were all killed,...

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MTB 17 and "Flowers of the Field"icon for Recommended story

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I went to bed that night thinking, ‘A Belgian has slept in that bed, then a German has slept in it...

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I was in the second wave of troops to land on "Green" beach, just south of the little seaside...

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In a way this was to be my downfall: money to spend, free time, nightlife in Brussels. Christmas coming...

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Private Stanton's tale 1937 I enlisted into the Territorial Army 8th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire...

A WAAF in Brussels, VE Day 1945icon for Recommended story

Madame Tournier took me round the grounds and through the sunken garden with flowers of all sorts and...

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We went to a place called Noyers crossroads where a German Tiger Tank was stationed... The Falaise gap,...

Harry Blood's War Part 8: Serving in Belgium and Germany, 1945icon for Recommended story

Near the end of his service and his diaries, he had a chance meeting with W.A.A.F. Corporal Mary Pettit at...

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We were placed 500 POWs to each American troop transport, all of which flew the designated recognition...

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