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Two Days Before Dunkirkicon for Story with photo

We arrived at a jetty alongside the railway station at Boulogne in the early forenoon and were receiving...

Dunkirk 1940

W. Tennant and 18 sailors were in charge on the beach and only larger vessels were leaving from the East...

Henry Lund's War Chapter 3 'My capture by German Troops'

The handful of German troops turned out to be about 100 tanks and the officer I have mentioned was General...

A Bride's War Effort - her husband's story

We found a boat, and he said, Tony said to his…, an officer, he said there's a boat there, we...

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Jack Blane's Waricon for Story with photo

No 7266456, Pte J Blane Royal Army Medical Corps No 3 Casualty Clearing Station. I spent Christmas 1942 at...

Encounter with a Flying Bomb

The usual procedure of the Bomb's journey was; leaving the French Coast with enough jet fuel to take it...

Ultimate Sacrifice.icon for Story with photo

And so in June 1944 after a massive build up the allies returned to France at the beaches of Normandy.At...

Moving and Marching

At twelve, six German JB87 Sooker bombers appeared over the village and started dropping bombs on us... I...

1/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment C company

He was always disparaging of the prisoner of war films made after the war as they always portrayed the life...

Reminiscing

I can remember standing on Eskbank Station tearfully saying goodbye to my wife Jane, my mother in law Mrs...

One Man’s Experience of WWII and as a POW - James T Napier

We then travelled to Dunkirk, reaching the shore but were cut short on our journey back to Britain, due to...

From Dunkirk Back to Civvy Street

When Mr Whitehead was told to prepare to be sent to France for April 1940, he left the UK on a boat...

A Long War's A'winding

Originated By Dave Drew at Kirkby Libray On Behalf Of Mr Ernie Wray On Februay 2005. Mr Ernie Wrayis a...

Allan Sherwood's waricon for Story with photo

Given how far Allan had to walk, it might not be surprising to learn that his feet turned septic when he...

Dunkirk, 1940

The 4th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment was in 133 infantry Brigade, the Sussex had three battalions in...

The Road to Dunkerque — May 1940icon for Story with photo

The only thing that we found was a French army lorry, abandoned and full of cases of tins... stacked full...

Strategic Withdrawal

Charlie Young is a local Thanet councillor and has been the Mayor of Margate three times in his political...

The Iron Phantom of the Desert Pt 2

We travelled by train to Southampton and eventually boarded a troopship and set sail for France where we...

Escape from Dunkirk, shooting Doodlebugs at osborne House and V2 rockets

and we said we're going to Arras and they said “well you'd better come back ‘cause the...

One Man's War

He said that was our best chance of escape; the lines of soldiers on the beach waiting to be picked up by...

Doug Chandler: Dunkirk and Beyond: With the Royal Signals

From Catterick my unit was moved to Derbyshire prior to embarking from Portsmouth to Le Havre in France. I...

A Guardsman at Dunkirk

Once a bloke realised he was being fired upon on the beach… fired at by bloody Stukas…being...

Percy's War

Within a week I was in France with the B.E.F. We arrived at Amiens and were posted to various railway...

Memories of a Linesman

Also our more military gear had been issued: Battle Bowlers, Short Magazine Lee Enfield rifles WW1 pattern....

Dunkirk - A Child's View

I was living with my mum and dad and my dad's mother in a three bedroomed house in Rochdale. I...

For a Better World

The Division moved hurriedly to Iraq, as at that time, the Germans were well on their way to the oil wells...

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