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Prisoner of War (118631) Arnhem

The Germans came and we were taken, by train, to Stalag X1B, Near Fallingbostell, Hanover, Germany. Then...

From Siberia to Arnhem via Scotlandicon for Story with photo

In January ’42 Franek is accepted into the army and travels to Kraznodzk and then by oil tanker...

Rijkevorsel Road to Arnhem - "Hell's Highway"

There was approximately 35 men, no transport, no medical persons, 1 officer, 1 sergeant, 2 Corporals and 3...

A Young Soldier's Record: Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry to Paratrooper at Arnhem

At the evacuation of the British forces from the beaches at Dunkirk, my platoon was ordered to hold back...

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Arthur Sawyer's War - as told by his son John

My name is John Sawyer and this is my Dad's story - 4919457 Pte. During training he became friends with...

Ken Patterson from Maryport, Cumbria: an Anti-Tank Gunner at Arnhemicon for Story with photo

Ken and Joyce spoke very highly of Raymond and other members of the Parachute Regiment Association who...

The Witches Cauldron - Arnhem

After the bridge at Arnhem was lost, the 1st Airborne Division formed a perimeter around Oosterbeek, a town...

Diary of a Red Devilicon for Story with photo

He joined the 1st British Airborne Division and was proud to belong to an elite force destined to fight in...

Parachuting into Arnhem: September 17th 1944

As I stood in the doorway of the Dakota plane, with a canvas bag containing a large heavy wireless set...

Mr Boocock: D-Day Had Arrived

Our 40 Typhoon bombers were supporting our drive for the Arnhem bridge and the Germans knew this. Very...

A Story of Escape..WW2 -Chapter 6: Oosterbeek

The following story appears courtesy of and with thanks to Gord and Leslie Davison. Our host dialed a...

My 2½ Guilder coin

We were withdrawn to our village of Nordewick for 48 hours to clean up and prepare for our dash up through...

Tanks and Parachutes [B.Barney]

It was chaos and badly planned; only one tank got to Arnhem bridge. Working for Bertrum Mills and the...

Life in the RAF

While there, one day a Flying Fortress came in and a NAAFI van went up to the Flying Fortress so my mate...

You've got to be lucky to come through a war.

We landed back in North Africa on the Mareth Line. The third stroke of luck was this:- I was sent with an...

Arnhem By James Lowrie

It was about 2pm on Sunday 17 September 1944, that the blood-chilling order, "Stand to the door",...

My Grandad in World War 2

My Grandad landed at Arromanches in France 2 days after the D-Day landings, on his 19th birthday. In...

Friends Of Arnhem

My name is Dougie and I have three brothers Ray,Peter,and Roger the youngest We first got involved with...

Operation:Market Gardenicon for Story with photo

This involved towing a Horsa glider from Dorset to the drop zone near Arnhem... As we flew towards Arnhem...

My Dad the Glider Pilot

In late 1941,recruiting began for Britain's newly forming Airborne Divisions,my Dad saw this as his...

My Friend Harry O. Jeston

My friend Harry joined the army as a regular and became a paratrooper... An officer survived but was badly...

Memories of my Uncle, a Gordon Highlander

My uncle, Willie Forrest was a country loon from Glenkindie in Strathdon who told a lie about his age and...

Herbert Evans

A fairly uneventful two years were to follow, during which he transferred to the Dorsets, until, on 20th...

To Save a Girl

They took in a Jewish girl and passed her off as their missing child that was on record. I remember they...

Killed in action at Arnhemicon for Story with photo

Pte Denzil Meyer Keen was the son of John and Elizabeth of Maida Vale, London. Denny has no known grave but...

Operation Market Garden, Arnhem, September 1944icon for Story with photo

As his wife's name was Daphne du Maurier, Peter was relaxed and fascinated,as she was the author of...

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