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James McQuarrie and The King's Own Scottish Borderers

We were now told that the Division was being evacuated and the Battalion had been given the honour of...

BEF Memories 1939-40

Our vehicles and guns were parked under trees as camouflage from the air, and we were ordered to dig slit...

From 10th May 1940 to end of May 1940 at Dunkirk

One day our transport with drivers were taken and a few days later they were returned and had been carrying...

Unlikely horseman

Our transport arrived and we began our journey across France which I found interesting if uncomfortable as...

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The Germans had almost over-run their positions when two British tanks appeared, hull-down, to give the...

Tommy's Storyicon for Story with photo

His father was George Heslington Bage and his mother was Sarah. Tommy was the first one of twin boys, his...

THE LUCK OF THE DRAW

It was about 2am in the morning of Saturday, 1st June 1940 and we were in the Casino at a place called...

A Rifleman's War

Their commander's puritanical, even Cromwellian style of command led to 3rd Division's proudly...

A Despatch Rider at Dunkirkicon for Story with photo

Riding through a village I caught up a convoy of French horse drawn vehicles, guns, etc., when we were...

A Bride's War Effort (wife of a Royal Engineer)

And then we would have to do the green house, and the greenhouses were long, I don't know how many feet...

Dunkirk - first hand account of one of the small boats

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We were very, very slow moving as our original transport was lost to the enemy and we had collected one RAF...

Shot Down Over Dunkirk 28th May 1940

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Dunkirk aged 17

While we were in the office Amy told us that some of the Merchant Navy crews were in a mutinous mood after...

Grandma's War Part 1

His round was in the better part of Fulham where there were much bigger houses and the people had more...

A Collection of Memories by John Rawlings - Chapter 5

Again Reg and I were on our own and we never caught up with the others, all of whom got back to...

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My War

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An “extra-ordinary” soldier - WWII Memoirs from Dunkirk to Stalag XVIII C — Part 2

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Escape from France

It was only now that I was told officially that I was in the Royal Army Service Corp and we were seperated...

Reminiscences of a Roughrider 1937-1940

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The Sinking of the Lancastria—1940

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