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My Experiences with the N.W.E.F/Diary April-June 1940

In the early hours of the morning of Wednesday 15th, an enemy fighter plane skimmed the roof of the R. A....

John Welsh's War Diary

German guns and tanks bombarding Tubruk. Out of Egypt and into Libya, Mersh Matruh, Sidi-Barani, Hellfire...

Leonard's Diary

March 16th there are Xmas parcels, getting them issued tomorrow, we have 50 cigs tonight, everyone is...

Mediterranean P.O.Wicon for Story with photo

These are the notes made by Sgt. Constantine Mason, Durham Light Infantry, whilst it captivity in the...

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The life of a Gunnericon for Story with photo

Orderly NCO for today....

Diary of A Young Sailor

He grew up on Farragut Road in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a Baptist housewife, Edna Pickarvey, and an...

Diary extracts RAPC journey from Greenock to Maltaicon for Story with photo

Diary Extracts — Greenock to Malta Saturday 4 November 1944 Still in harbour, very rough, cold wind,...

A Brighton Boy's Wartime Diary January 1941

For my wartime meals today I had egg, bacon, fatbread, two cups of tea, meat, carrots, cabbage, potatoes,...

Lighter Moments of an RAF Mechanicicon for Story with photo

It was usual every evening for five or six vehicles to take the Italian workers home to their villages, the...

Backwards Across the Atlantic

Saturday 2nd August Boarded Warwick Castle left Gurock 9:30pm, about thirty ships in convoy nothing of...

From capture to release. POW in Poland — Part2icon for Story with photo

We were without any guards now, but then a German soldier appeared and marched us about 6 miles from the...

A Nightjar in Dunkirkicon for Story with photo

George went to Ellerby Lane School and he and his two brothers enjoyed camping and cycling and, most of...

Fighting in France: July 14th-August 18th

He was in "A" squadron during the heaviest fighting of the Normandy campaign, transfered to...

Thomas Trimble RAF P.O.W. Wartime Log Chapter 1 UK

During my wait at the A/C I got into conversation with one of the ground crew who told me he had been...

HMS Belfast and the Tirpitz

We put to sea at 1110 and with us is the “Duke of York” flying Admiral Fraser's flag,...

Extracts of a Diary written for David Grimley by his father

Anyway, the subject of the photograph is lying dead and mutilated outside a dug-out in flooded Holland...

I Was a Teenager During the Second World War

8 May 1945: VE Day Mickie and I went with 'The China Boys' a local Wallington band to Battersea...

Dad's Secret Diaryicon for Story with photo

From what we have learned, Dad served in India, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, then later in North Africa with the 8th...

Diary Extracts RAPC Malta after VE Dayicon for Story with photo

Tues 16 Oct Notice of move from St. George's Barracks down to Valetta Office to be in flats opposite...

Excerpts from Diaries of a couple parted by war

Bought necklace for Vera, had goats milk and fortune told. thur 25 sep Left Bombay on troopship Lancashire,...

Seaforth Highlander - P.O.W. Diary

June- Leave Meppen for Eastern Germany Berlin, Breslone , Lamsdorf. May 10th —Left Leznity get lift...

Diary of an A.R.P. Ambulance Driver - Trip to South Devon

The nurse did at least aim straight but little Irenie was not so experienced — her clothes and a...

XV Squadron Navigators Log Book

8/8/44 Bremen Wizard prang area devistated 2000x 4000 yeards bang on bombing. hordes of searchlights flak...

Leaving Dunkirk:my father's diary account

After spending a cold and cramped night in a ditch, with fitful sleeping disturbed by shell fire in...

Bernard Holland's War Diary

We left El Le Hag on about the 15th October 1941, travelling by lorry, Geoff, Morley, myself and a few...

A Brief Escape

We were provided with false papers, civilian clothes,money and on arrival in Danzig we would have some...

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