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HMS Princess Astrid 1942 t0 1944

Eight Landing ships anchored at Cowes now. 1200, Left Cowes and anchored off Yarmouth with Prince David,...

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Captain Carr had a dry sense of humour he came back from that H Q one morning having driven himself up to...

My War by James Murray 4

It was all to plain that after landing on the Italian coast below Salerno that we were once more 'going...

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A number of Bofors Antiaircraft guns were bolted to the deck and were in constant action against enemy...

My Dad's War Memories Part 1

The liner itself was a massive affair of Dutch origin named "Marnix Van St. Aldegonde" and staffed...

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The fighting was furious with continued shelling, mortaring and firing, this lasted two days then we heard...

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The 8th Army had already landed at the Toe, and we were going to land at Salerno just below Naples....

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On the 17th of July the Warspite received orders that in company with HMS Valiant, they were to bombard to...

My Memories of the Italian Campaign

The sad part of this Christmas morning was when an orderly came round with our little gifts and in a bed...

The War Diaries of 1232581 - L.A.C. Jack Lucas R.A.F.V.R. (PART-THREE)

We heard on September 13th that the Italian Fleet had surrendered at Malta, news came that a safe landing...

Italy Part 2; Salerno and Beyond

It turned out that a German armoured car had come on patrol but had returned again seeing another of our...

A Boy's life

During the Blitz on Liverpool and Districts during 1940, It was decided to evacuate the Children, I was...

Attack at Salerno and Sighting the Cassino Monastery

Well into the voyage we were informedthat a landing was being attempted at salerno, but about halfway...

Bill Childs' War

We were attacked every day by German fighters and we were also bombed - but the bomb that landed nearest to...

The Bittersweet Grapes of Salerno

It is difficult to catergorise and compare these incidents, whether it was a direct hit on our ship, HMS...

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The official naval photographer on the "Queen Elizabeth", the leading battleship, filmed the...

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