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D-Day Minus One - Frank Barnes

The other five were most unfortunate and landed miles away at a place called Graves that was some 15...

D-day. Letter home from a hole in the ground

As we got on the beach the driver & I ran like mad to the top, avoiding casualties littering the sand....

Tanks for the Memory!

After landing, Don was promoted to full Corporal and was installed as the wireless operator to the...

D Day 1944 — Jack Tear

We had spent months painting each nut, bolt and welding with special rubber paint to make the tanks...

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Albert Hedgcock D-Day Invasion

At that time we were preparing for the D. Day invasion and I was an anti tank platoon Sgt, which is next...

Some of Captain Raymond Frost's War Experiences Told to His Granddaughter

Had another firing camp, by then we became part of the Canadian Army as they were short of artillery and we...

The Normandy Landings, 6 June 1944: Royal Marines

He is now 90 years of age and is one of the twindling number of survivors who landed on the Normandy...

Sergeant John Hawley-Military Service

One particular young gentleman, when pinned down by a German machine-gun nest, halted the platoon, and sent...

After D Day - A Wartime Romanceicon for Story with photo

We were due to land on Gold beach at 7.30am an das dawn broke we could just see the French coast on...

John Murray - My War

My right leg below the knee was amputated due to gangrene; my left leg, just below the knee, had received a...

Happy Landings- the travels of HMS Largs

This became known as HMS Largs After a very enjoyable period working in the Loch Fyne region- a place now...

Coventry to Caen (Part 1)

Within a week they gave us a uniform and sent us home.Then we went to Witton Barracks, Birmingham,- a coach...

The Battle for Rauhay Chateau, June 1944

As we moved forward the German Artillery Shells fell amongst us, we drop flat where we were, it was...

Normandy: HMMMS 44

It was of course one of the events of the last century and one of the many who did there bit were...

The Run Up to D-Day (Trouble at Sea)icon for Story with photo

After two months of training I was selected and drafted as a seaman gunner to a L.C. A. flotilla that was...

Run Up To D Dayicon for Story with photo

Going out on deck after breakfast, the channel seems full of ships lying at anchor most of them flying...

Remembering D day 6 June 1944

We landed at Littlehampton and made our way to Arundel where we built a small bridge on the river Arun -...

From Cadet Corps to D-Day

At Bovington there was general primary training followed by a few months intensive course on all aspects of...

White Stars and Stripes

It all seemed a real eye-opener for their brothers were daily flying in large formations of bombers to...

Arromanches to Hill 112

I have a keen interest in the D Day landings and the Normandy campaign, my brother George served with the...

Things Remembered

The Geordies, the Scousers, the Scots or the Taffies from Wales... The biggest German aircraft was a six...

HMS NITH. Normandy and the Far East.icon for Story with photo

On reaching Bombay we undertook preparations for the Rangoon landings. Leaving Macasa we went to Singapor...

My Story: On a London Barge off Normandy

The port was like. . . . well the nearest I could say to is its like being at Aldborough in a...

Tom Hewson's Soldier's Story - Part 6

Other divisions had been clearing the Germans from Antwerp to use the port for supplies, rather than...

D-Day Imminent: Meeting American Soldiers in Wiltshire

In a mini blitz on 2nd March my maternal grandmother was killed by an incendiary bomb which bounced out of...

Came the Houricon for Story with photo

In March 1944 and with three other MTB's we were dispatched to Gosport, the base for HMS Hornet,...

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