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15 October 2014
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Stories categorised in 'A Marine's Tale: William Cockburn's Memoirs'. These stories may contain references to other themes.
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A Marine's Tale Part 1

After Dalditch ,which we left without much regret , the bulk of our squad was drafted to the R.M. Siege...

A Marine's Tale Part 2

In early Summer 1943 we were transferred en masse to Combined Operations and arrived on a sunny Saturday...

A Marine's Tale Part 3

There followed a period of intensive training involving many practice landings along the South Coast and we...

A Marine's Tale Part 4

On one occasion we recovered a living being.He was an American pilot who came overhead in a very sick plane...

A Marine's Tale Part 5

The hospital ship sailed that same evening and docked that night in Portsmouth ,we were then taken by...

A Marine's Tale Part 6

The pier was really just a short ,ramshackle jetty ,but it was home to us and G6 ,which lay alongside.It...

A Marine's Tale Part 7

A few more days took us through the Gulf of Aden and across the Arabian Sea to the Indian port of Bombay...

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