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Stories categorised in 'Journey into the Unknown -William Ledbury's Army Memoirs '. These stories may contain references to other themes.
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Journey into the unknown - Part 03

Next, we were split up into small detachments to be deployed on various beaches: my station was at Pevensey...

Journey into the unknown - Part 04

On a regimental day off, I was able to attend a very fine performance of the combined Hastings and...

Journey into the unknown - Part 05

Now we were to leave the coast, spending a mere fortnight in Rye, where we had one of our guns on the...

Journey into the unknown - Part 06: Parading for the King in Farnborough

When His Majesty King George V1 passed in front of us, accompanied by our Commanding Officer Lieut....

Journey into the unknown - Part 07 : Traffic Accident with 172 Field Regiment in Algeria

Immediately the accident happened,I banged upon the back of our truck immediately behind our driver, but to...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 08

Upon arrival on 7th February 1943, at what was at that time the most Easterly position of the 1st Army,some...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 09

On the 5th of February the Battery set off from Bone for its final destination, travelling by land convoy...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 10 : With the British Army in North Africa

The area in which we had arrived was typical of a very pleasant picnic spot and appeared to be so green and...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 11

As a result, both the 5th Hampshires and our 155 Battery were caused much tension and danger throughout the...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 12

Rommel had decided to wirhdraw the 10th and 21st Panzer Divisions from the 1st Army front in order to take...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 13

Rommel had decided to wirhdraw the 10th and 21st Panzer Divisions from the 1st Army front in order to take...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 14

Journey into the Unknown - Part 16

Journey into the Unknown - Part 15

On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of WW2, I received four reports relating to the battle at Sidi...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 17

The Afrika Korps had launched their Operation Ochsenkopfagainst our 1st Army, with the intention of...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 18

I remember very quickly grabbing my rifle, running down a gentle slope, across the track, slid down a...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 19

A German Afrika Korps Commander talking to Brigadier Graham many years after the war admitted that their...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 20

A German Afrika Corps Commander talking to Brigadier Graham many years after the war admitted that their...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 21

Journey into the Unknown - Part 22

Journey into the Unknown - Part 23

"Victory" on thejr lip See how the Hun they whip While they of Honour sip, Honour and Glory. This...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 24

"Victory" on their lip See how the Hun they whip While they of Honour sip, Honour and Glory. A...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 25

Gunner R.S.Hitchen, one of the "F" Troop gun crew who won the Distinguished Conduct Medal,had a...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 26

Journey into the Unknown - Part 27

Dawn broke on Sidi Nsir, and the mist-wreaths thinned and died As the daylight's probing fingers crept...

Journey into the Unknown - Part 28

The Battery was obviously as overflowing with praise for the 5th Hampshires, for having kept the enemy...

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