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The War C.V. of Ossie Hendersonicon for Story with photo

Ossie's friend Cyril Wroe met him because he had been in the dramatic society before the war They had...

Dons Dunkirk: 32nd Field Regiment R.A.

A destroyer was loading men at the end of the Mole, Randolph and I managed to climb down a rope ladder...

Donald Fewkes' memory of Dunkirk

There were no officers or N.C.O's in charge of us, fortunately there were a large number of vessels...

Dunkirk Remembered

I did not see my friend Cecil Lee until about early June and I asked him when did he leave Dunkirk. Earlier...

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Memoirs of Lieutenant IGN Lindsay 1939-1940

It seems he was either 1 of the 2 silhouettes shown on the well-known bit of footage of a boat approaching...

My War Years: In the Royal Artillery from Dunkirk to Italy

However the Government announced that due to world conditions they would initially call up men aged 20-21...

Dunkirk Diary

Fri-16-Feb-1940 Left home for London with Marj to visit Kath, Marg. and Jack. Sat-17-Feb-1940 Kath, Marj...

Dunkirk Memories

I didn't know that within about an hour or so some large boats, fairly large boats, started to appear...

Chapter 1 - Part 2: Evacuation from Dunkirk and back to UK

An assortment of Army trucks and civilian lorries had been awaiting our arrival for some time and they...

Escape from Dunkirk

It is headed, the retreat through Dunkirk. listen to me and I will tell A story great and true Of a mass...

My Time with the RAF

I'd come off a 12 hour night shift, and had been asleep for about an hour when a man from the Orderly...

Ken McGuire-Wartime Memories

After a few weeks of severe bombing it was decided that we better go back to Fleetwood, what we didn't...

My Memories

I am about to leave the wife and kiddies to go into the army, the Coy has been formed by R.G. Tarran...

Mayhem in the Dunes, Part II

There was a lull, so we both scrambled out, rejoined our comrades and rallying behind the Col. marched on...

Stratford D Company goes to War

We went to France on January 10th 1940, and came out, through Dunkirk, and the Warwicks. were the last...

Dunkerque: A Brief Encounter

In the lead up to June 1940 we were informed that the German Panzer Division had penetrated the Maginot...

Captured While Defending Dunkirk - Wally's Story

The march As they were marched through Lille in Belgium, a cockney female voice called out to Wally from...

‘5186379 - My Story’icon for Story with photo

From Bristol we went to Ludlow Shropshire, then out to France where I joined the fighting unit of the 5th...

Facing Three Dorniers, 13 May 1940

The Germans were a step ahead of us as they had sent a specialised unit called the 'Condor' group...

Coal Boat from St Nazaireicon for Story with photo

Two Royal Navy destroyers arrived to pick us up and take us out to the coal boats — we stood at the...

Memories of War- Part One

I used to work at nights recording messages broadcast in German first at Frome then to a big house in...

Stan Baines World War II

After a few months we found ourselves in France landing at Cherbourg and in convoy through the towns of...

Dunkirk

In that capacity I joined the Army on Ist January 1940 and was thereafter destined to work at the War...

A Nightjar in Dunkirkicon for Story with photo

George went to Ellerby Lane School and he and his two brothers enjoyed camping and cycling and, most of...

Memories of Dunkirk

When we reached the front the unit was all lined up in column of threes ready to march along the beach to...

Memories of World War 2

Way below, looking like swarms of ants were Germans- vehicles moving back and front... Came across 2 marine...

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