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1944 Diary - Section 1icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Non-military people mentioned by name are his wife, Elise, and a sister, Gladys. 1st after Trinity A very...

XXCORPS G.I.icon for Recommended story

With one of my friends I climbed up in the church tower and had a jolly time ringing the church bells...

Bicycles and Bandages: One Man's D-Dayicon for Recommended story

At the same time the call came to move off — which my comrades had to do, leaving me with a bike...

Music Hall Lifeboatmenicon for Recommended story

Hailing us from the beach was Dicky, and we reached him almost without him stepping into the sea again......

Bradford to Bradford in 5 Years 11 Monthsicon for Recommended story

In November we got orders to prepare to move, and one evening were transported to Famagusta again, leaving...

The Sound of Horses Hooves.icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Journey continues on to do Chindwig, Basoli Bayaan, Kohima, the 'Basin', Imphal, Snipers Triangle,...

A Wireless Operator/Signaller at the Normandy Landings by Arthur Berryicon for Recommended story

The Regiment also covered the landings on Reggio di Calabria, Italy, on 3 September 1943, after which the...

Memories of Normandy and Northern Europeicon for Recommended story

After Paris was liberated my unit was transferred to S.H.A.E.F stationed in Versailles and several units of...

Working for General Eisenhower at Bushey Park on Operation Overlord by Edna Stafford (nee Hodgson)icon for Recommended story

Whilst at Bushey Park I saw famous men and leaders of the Forces, both British Officers and Generals as...

HMS Diadem: Preparing the Way for D-Dayicon for Recommended story

During the afternoon I was on deck when a Jerry radio controlled glider bomb passed over us at over 300...

An Irish Chaplain's Memories of D-Day Landingsicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

In September 1962 he retired from the Irish Army and was appointed Parish Priest of Donnybrook, Dublin....

D-Day at Courseulles icon for Recommended story

Eventually, when we landed, our first job was to breach the sea defences at a place called Courseulles in...

Memories Of D-Day Veteran John Miltonicon for Recommended story

The sixth and seventh battalions were coming back from Sicily to be assault battalions in D-Day and when...

Up From Gold Beach D+1icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Although in Normandy the allies had control of the air, German fighter bombers carried out numerous...

Suffolk and the D-Day Funnies: Part 2icon for Recommended story

Squadrons practiced training on rafts at Bawdsey. Butley Mills pond was used for trials of the...

A Naval Post Horn Gallopicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

But in particular and in June 1944, Norman was aboard a tank landing craft in the Solent waiting out the...

D-Day Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineersicon for Recommended story

The Crossing of the English Channel and Landing Then on the evening of June fourth, we marched onto the...

Recollections of the Normandy Landings June 1944: RAF Servicing Commandosicon for Recommended story

The army was a few miles in land but all credit to those who, a few hours before, had lifted the mines...

Where Are They All Gone? Childhood Memories of D-Dayicon for Recommended story

It said 'Surname' followed by a written 'Atkins', then First Name followed by...

Wartime Memories-Charles Reeveicon for Recommended story

When the time came, when I was sixteen, I joined the Royal Navy as a boy, training for boys in the Royal...

My Waricon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

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

A Free Trip to Normandy: With the 22nd Dragoonsicon for Recommended story

As night fell the drone of the German planes and the navy ack ack guns gave us a very good firework...

"Me and Mulberry": Royal Naval Instructional Film Uniticon for Recommended story

It was not until the whole story of the D-Day invasion of France was revealed that I realised I had been...

RAMC Captain Rescues a Civilian Casualty on D-Dayicon for Recommended story

My driver with Madeleine in the jeep led the way, towing the German car... Shortly before we reached the...

Saving Private Ryan, Alveley and my first Portable Radioicon for Recommended story

Alveley, as with so many small villages throughout the United Kingdom was to be called upon to take part in...

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The following are two letters that she has written to me, describing her nursing work during the beach...

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