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Next on one bright June morning, armed with a travel warrant, I and others journeyed by train to Weymouth...

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One of the saddest experiences I had was my friend, who was also a Petty Officer, we were lying off a...

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This involved finding my way through the mountains to a place called Prevesa, where I would pick up a Greek...

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We got as far as Benghazi and we then got posted to Greece, so had to come back to Alexandria and got...

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My late grandmother Anna Karadima, a taverna owner in Athens, Greece provided shelter to a British soldier...

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From Hanky Park to the Sea.

There was a real feeling of Internationalism among the armed forces during World War II, I recall the time...

SOE, the Irish Agent and the Greek Massacreicon for Story with photo

The Germans reacted as they always did.Over three thousand troops were deployed in Operation Kalavryta ,...

Tommy's Storyicon for Story with photo

His father was George Heslington Bage and his mother was Sarah. Tommy was the first one of twin boys, his...

Dungannon Boy goes to War - Chapter 4

The road was strewn with burnt out Italian vehicles, there were a few Italian corpses in the ditches and as...

No Punches Pulledicon for Story with photo

On we went then dug in again, next morning a young German came down the dirt road and gave himself up to...

The Fleet Air Arm 1939-45 [cont'd]

When the Germans were invading Greece, we were sent there to a small airfield just outside Athens. We...

Alexander Mallet War Journalicon for Story with photo

I saw a lot of cruelty by German troops to the people of Greece while marching to and while waiting at the...

A "Bolshie" Royal Naval Reservist (2)

On one occasion when we were practising wet landings prior to the proposed invasion of Leros, Samos and Kos...

Not Going Anywhere Fast

1904 On the 23 April 1904 Francis Rodney Eglen was born to James William and Maud Mary Eglen in Hull...

Greek Campaign 1940-41.Brotherhood of veterans of the Greek Campaign, 1940-41.

Just six days later the Greek Army pushed the invaders back over the border, driving on to capture Koritsa...

Keyman - A Somewhat Soldier (Part 4)

The personnel at the reception camp were a mixed lot; apart from the Greeks there was an Austrian who had...

A HOLIDAY WITH PAY (Part 2)

Dad was among the crowds who witnessed the bodies of Mussolini, Clara Petacchi and entourage strung up on...

Boys' Own Stuff in the Balkans 1941icon for Story with photo

Towards the end of 1940, Emmy received intelligence that the Germans were erecting telephone poles in...

Pendaophos

This was going to be a peaceful journey as we were in what was quite seriously called 'Free...

ACCIDENTS

It is over sixty years ago now and it is difficult for me to remember the exact procedure,however with...

Wartime Memories of a Parachutist

I eventually landed by ship in Oran, North Africa, for strenuous training prior to the invasion of Italy....

How I Nearly Shot the Sergeant Major

In due course, a corporal and three of us sappers were installed in the Greek villa, guarding it in the way...

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