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Part of Tim Hardy's Memoirsicon for Recommended story

There were stories in the newspaper we could now afford to buy about black-clad Romans bombing the...

Lucky Me: Part Two - Defence of the South Coast, D-Day, Post D-Day Fightingicon for Recommended story

Lt Hutchinson had to take out a fighting patrol, to try and get a German prisoner, and he picked his trusty...

Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal in WWIIicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

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

My D-Day: With the Royal Engineersicon for Recommended story

Return to the Beach This wasn't as easy as it sounds, after crouching and crawling back down the road...

RASC Service, Juno Beach (D-Day) and Life in Wartime Birminghamicon for Recommended story

My other four serving brothers were George, Royal Artillery, Jack, Royal Artillery, Joe, Army Fire Service...

John Shaw's Reminiscences: Dunkirk and D-Dayicon for Recommended story

The first vehicles to arrive were civil defence vans like Lance Corporal Jones’ butcher's van...

D-Day: The Very First to Arriveicon for Recommended story

HDML1383 and her crew, 1944 Here is a true-life story, written by my father-in-law, 'Engineman'...

A Tale of Six Scaffolding Poles: Juno Beach on D-Dayicon for Recommended story

Unfortunately the sea was dead calm and we didn't land them onto a beach, they just stepped off at Rye...

Into the Night: The 6th Airborne Division in Normandyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

At 22:30 Monday June 5th 1944, Danny and his mates struggled aboard their Stirling aircraft and waited for...

The Breakout: Part 1 (To Normandy with the 3rd Tank Battalion Scots Guards)icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

It was July 17th when we entered the cavernous belly of an LST in the FAP half-track driven by Piper...

Saved by a Cow!icon for Recommended story

First to land would be Major Howard and his Section to capture the Benouville canal bridge,now known as...

"We Landed at Luc-sur-mer on D-Day, Tuesday 6 June 1944"icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Because the weather was that bad the Landings were cancelled for twenty-four hours, from the 5th to the 6th...

Extract of War Diary: W V B Hiscock Part 1icon for Recommended story

Eventually, on the morning of the 6th, a Tuesday, we heard the unit open air transmitters, giving out...

D-Day Memoirs: Ox and Bucks Light Infantryicon for Recommended story

We were to organise temporary dumps of ammunition, petrol and food in the sand dunes to back up immediate...

André Heintz's D-Day: The Resistance in Caenicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I lived in Caen, a city in Normandy, before the start of the war, and became involved in the French...

11th Arm. Div D-Day Landingsicon for Recommended story

In this excerpt, I describes my part in the D-Day Landings on Juno Beach and being wounded in action. Once...

On Board HMS Ramillies during the Normandy Invasion (D-Day)icon for Recommended story

The following diary of the events around the D-Day Landings was written by my father, Edward Francis...

D-Day, Normandy, 1944: Burying the Deadicon for Recommended story

Reposted to join a new battalion A few days before embarkation, however, I and a number of others, mostly...

British Tommy: With the Royal Norfolk Regiment on D-Dayicon for Recommended story

Here's a British Soldier who landed in France on D-day....

Bob Littlar's D-Day: 2nd Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantryicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

At the end of that I joined the 2nd Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry, which at the time was...

The 11th Armoured Division's D-Day Landingicon for Recommended story

Capturing Bridges Across the Oder and Oden Rivers On or about three weeks after D-Day we, that's the...

James Hill's D-Day: 3rd Parachute Brigadeicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

In the run-up to D-Day I was commanding the 3rd Parachute Brigade in the 6th Airborne Division....

Normandy: Combined Operationsicon for Recommended story

Suddenly at around 05.30hrs a small flotilla of German “E” boats appeared out of the smoke...

Ginger Thomas's D-Day: Working for Cossacicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

At the time, General Morgan was working on the plans for the D-Day invasion, so my work was extremely...

Private R.G. Goodwin and the Battle for Primosole Bridgeicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The Primosole Bridge was captured from the Germans after continued assaults from the Durham Light Infantry...

A Trip Across the Channel, June 1944 (D-Day)icon for Recommended story

Commanding a section I was in the 25th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, 50th Division, and we...

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