BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

15 October 2014
WW2 - People's War

BBC Homepage
BBC History
WW2 People's War Homepage Archive List Timeline About This Site

Contact Us

Stories categorised in 'Battle of the Bulge & Rhine Crossings 1945'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

Recommended stories

Saved by a Cow!icon for Recommended story

First to land would be Major Howard and his Section to capture the Benouville canal bridge,now known as...

"We Landed at Luc-sur-mer on D-Day, Tuesday 6 June 1944"icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Because the weather was that bad the Landings were cancelled for twenty-four hours, from the 5th to the 6th...

Recollections of War Service (Part 3)icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

There was a well practised drill for dealing with such an emergency which usually involved the whole Troop:...

The Ardennes and Crossing the Rhineicon for Recommended story

The skid, a landing device, in addition to the tricycle wheels were forced through the floor of our glider,...

When the Saints Went Marching: The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Part 3)icon for Recommended story

Advance through Broederbosch wood In mid-February we were on the move again, this time to Hunsberg, then...

Bellum Vobiscum: In The Third Reich (Part 6)icon for Recommended story

On some signs were visible between cracked dirt: 'Town administration -Vienna', a red one parked...

The Ardennes and the Crossing of the Rhineicon for Recommended story

The ‘skid’ a landing device in addition to the tricycle wheels were forced threw the floor of...

Ron's War in Europe: D+5icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

On the move across Europe As Ron's regiment moved across Europe south of Paris and then into Belgium...

A Tinkle on the Line.icon for Recommended story

By Kenneth West The winter of 1944-45 in Holland is still known as the "Hard Winter" and we of the...

8th Btn Parachute Regiment in the Ardennesicon for Recommended story

Christmas Eve 1944, Unit, Parachute Regiment 8th Battalion — Salisbury Plain. Sergeant said we would...

Battling The Bulgeicon for Recommended story

The Americans had heard rumours that there were some enemy units which wore US uniforms and had US arms and...

Photo Gallery
Battle of the Bulge & Rhine Crossings 1945 Photo Gallerylink to gallery

Photos that were contributed with stories in this category.

icon for Story with photoStory with photo

More stories

'Alfriston, My Life in a Country Village' by RA Levett

The sergeant was sent up the front line and when the telephone was operated again he spoke to the German...

Evacuee to Front Line Soldier,My Teenage Years

My orders were to pick up the platoon Officer and Sgt, with their wireless operator, and take them out,...

Remembering the 40s - before and during the waricon for Story with photo

Land-mine descends on parachute, settles on a hedge in the village, fails to explode, Royal Navy Bomb...

Snapshots Of My Past

Whilst we were still on board I used to tie my tins together with a long length of string and immersed them...

David Boe's Recollections of World War Two: 1939 - 1945: Part II

I was a GPO as the battle started and read the message ‘for all troops from the Army Commander’...

Travels of a Captain R.A. (Searchlight) - Part three

S/L detachments, a full REME, Signals, Supply NAAFI, and other sections - a rough total of 2700 men, 700...

'Fire Orders' Chapter 19a

It was the 43rd Division, supported by the tanks of the 8th Armoured Brigade who smashed some of the...

Down to earth

Figures running, shouting, running, shooting; jeeps revving and skittering off on urgent missions; guns and...

D-Day to VE Day - A Drivers Tale

Part 4: Then came the attack for the Rhine and we took ammo of all sorts up to the 15th Scottish Division...

My War Service Part 3

I, therefore, asked my O.C. whether he could apply for my transfer to a unit of the 2nd Army so that my...

The Ardennes and the Crossing of the Rhine

The War Years of F.N.Snowdenicon for Story with photo

The college course completed successfully, I was ordered to report to the 12th Field Training Regiment...

'Fire Orders' Chapter 18b

Captain McAllister and I were in our positions astride the beams when a small river tug came into view on...

Dorothy Collis's Story Part 5

Hitler's secret weapon had arrived; a flying bomb, remote controlled form over the sea. it was called a...

War Diary of a Driver - Part 2

Our Xmas has been spoilt as we moved from GELEEN on Xmas Eve for ‘active ops’ on Xmas day, bad...

Explore the archive
Browse the full archive list

Most of the content on this site is created by our users, who are members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced.



About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy