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Don's War Diaries March 1943

Got it all on the truck — wine, dates and pig, after dark and then took Frank and Baldwin back to...

A short trip to France: RASC Diary

Went to café and wrote to Dilys in evening. In café with Dick, Bunny and Scotty in evening....

The Diary of Sgt Bernard Clark RAFVR Cont. Dec 11th-20th 1943icon for Story with photo

The first two were taken from his log book, the remaining five were taken from squadron records; 1-1-44 OPS...

Recently Found Diary of a POW in Singapore - George Brown

At great risk to himself, my grandad, George Angus Brown of Garstang Lancashire, kept a diary as a Prisoner...

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November cruise to Algeria

From Scotland to Algiers November 1942 My father, sergeant Donald W.O. Paige, Suffolk Regiment, served with...

Royal Fusiliers, Training in Florida For Aircrew, Flying Typhoons and Tempests with 3 Squadron and POW in Stalag IIIA Lukenwaldeicon for Story with photo

Royal Fusiliers, Training in Florida For Aircrew, Flying Typhoons and Tempests with 3 Squadron and POW in...

Italy '43-44 Part 2

Really lots more beautiful than all Rome's Churches put together, such were my feelings as I knelt...

Laimons Stals war diary: On the Russian Front

Battalion staff including Uztics and our "sirs" as well as our boys crowd themselves in, however...

Dear Diary - 39-45 - From capture to release. POW in Polandicon for Story with photo

January 26th 1945 and myself and ‘Lofty’ Dove went into the cow-stalls as usual to discover the...

My Mum's Diary as an Evacuee Aged Sixteen Part 1icon for Story with photo

Went out at night with Elwyn, Lorna and Len. Later saw Len and Elwyn and stopped Len to give him...

My Dad - Sgt Leslie Millard

After that we were lying along our defences, on my left were two machine guns which kept us from getting to...

Thomas Trimble RAF P.O.W. Wartime Log Chapter 2 France

In a very short time I was lined up in a passage with a lot of other P.O.W.s mostly yanks, however they...

A soldier's dairy 1/8/1944 - 1/11/1944

TUESDAY 15TH AUGUST 1944 - Job finishes just hanging around, wrote green envelope to Ethel sent 2 photos....

Italy '43-44, Part 1

On 2/1/44 when in Naples, surprised to see snow on Vesuvius- it is only 3,000ft & thought it would be...

Diary of landing on D-Day (or just after)

It is reported that a Jerry plane dropped a bomb but was chased away. We wondered whether or not Jerry...

A Diary of a Russian Convoy

The Aircraft Carrier releases some Hurricane's and they speed away to intercept the Germans but...

Life in Wartime Austria: 4th Queen's Own Hussars July to August 1945icon for Story with photo

July 1945 After a good day's work on the Staghound went with George to hear a Beethoven recital by...

Diary Extracts RAPC the first few weeks in Maltaicon for Story with photo

Food collected from canteen and went places named below:- St. Andrews, Birkirkara, Balza, Lia, Altara, St....

Bert's War.

Dad listed his mates as; - Ted; Wal; Denis Hunt; Tilly — John Tilston; Bugs Holliday; Stanley; and...

John Welsh War Diary Part 2

Travelled from Altona Station Hamburg on a troop train no heating, no windows across Germany, Holland,...

Diary Extracts RAPC Malta 1945 up to VE Dayicon for Story with photo

Thursday: To St. Paul's Bay, Mellieha, Shein Tufieha, Mosta and back in cycle... Back to Valetta for...

Britain in Danger: The Home Guard in Derby

Only those who experienced those heady days, after the fall of France, can appreciate the fervour of...

Gladys's Diary 1940 - cont.

He'd some sandbags for the shelter and we went down to the shops to get some creosote for them, and...

A Brighton Boy's War Story, December 1940

The siren went tonight and the bombers have started to fly over. Norman was a pupil at Whitehawk Primary...

First 3 Days of War - Manchester Town Hall

Tea in town then returned to the office to tell Lloyd Wynne that we could do the News sheet for September....

Malta Journal 1940-42

This is an extract dealing with his time with the RAF in Malta from a journal kept by my father, John...

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