N. B. Hampson from Alsager, Cheshire:
I only saw half of this but was very taken by the film as my dad was in
the 53 Welsh and I knew he was in Holland prior to being
shipped south for a first hand look at the battle of the bulge where he
and some mates were trapped behind lines for several days. I have a book
on the whole war from D-day to the end produced by them at the end of
the war, in Dusseldoff.
Martin van de Griendt from Arnhem, Nederland: Thanks
very much, Mr. Atkinson (& colleagues). It is strange to see my mother's
history on the web.
's Hertogenbosch by Robert Parker-Atkinson
tell us about yourself:
Born 12th June 1925 Ulverston, Lancashire.
I was a telegram boy at fourteen in Ulverston, I started work end of July
1939. Called up for the Army 15th July 1943 at eighteen-years-old.
Went to Normandy
in June with 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment then onto Hamburg
where I was a Bren Gunner in (A.Coy) 'til the Rhine then made up to CPL
in charge of a section of 10 men 'til September 1945.
as CPL, drafted to 1st South Lancs 7 Platoon, (A. Coy) again the Regiment
went out to Palestine for two years. After I was demobbed in October 1947
I came back to the Post Office as a postman. I was retired in August 1981
on medical grounds after 42 years service, I received the Imperial Service
your story about?
's Hertogenbosch . About the children I saw in the casino in October 1944
and did not find them until the year 2000.
you choose to tell this particular story?
It was something that stayed in my mind I wanted to find out if they survived
the experience of making your digital story like?
was a very good feeling to think it may interest other people.