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Childhood Memories at Guildford

My family lived in the North Lodge that had originally belonged to Langton Priory and part of our large...

A Brief Wartime Experience

I was working in Theatre at the time and was rudely awakened on my day off at 5:30 am by a night...

A Funeral Tribute

My son Chris wrote a tribute to his Grandad that he read at the funeral. I am Chris Scudamore, Grandson of...

Dunkirk Evacuation and Normandy Landingicon for Story with photo

In June 1944, like many other thousands of troops, James was involved in the Normandy Landings. James was...

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The Lancastria and The Pig and Whistle

Many of these survivors rescued from the water were covered in oil and there were only two Church Army...

Getting Our Guns Backicon for Story with photo

Well, the Germans did launch an attack and captured them - all sixteen of our guns in enemy hands. George...

Extract from 'The Gallant 9th - But Don’t Eat Bananas'

Right lads,” called the Petty Officer, “swimmers only please... With Aldershot precision he...

Mistakenly Thought Killed in Action at Dunkirk

When the German invasion commenced, his unit fought a rear-guard action by blowing bridges and so on as the...

Memoirs of a Sapper — Part 2 - Dunkirk!

Memoirs of a Sapper — Part 2 - Dunkirk. Finally they marched off to the boats upholding the tradition...

Evacuation from St Nazaire and Sinking of Lancastria

At about mid-day we arrived at the port of St Nazaire, and found the whole place in chaos, being...

Retreat from Dunkirk

On May 12th, 1940, the Germans, with a mighty force of 2000 tanks, broke through the French lines on our...

Dunkirk Comes to Rochdale

My other memory of Dunkirk concerns my mother's brother, my uncle Jim... About six in the morning Joan...

Memories....History

Like the sound of a siren and the goose bumps that immediately appear over my body, even now, whenever I...

Lest I Forgeticon for Story with photo

In recent years, I have written to the local paper reminding readers of the disaster, and after good...

Escape from France

We took the route to Portiers and Limoges and through the Pyrennes, and after several days of nightmare...

Dunkirk Spirit

Our unit, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, part of the British Expeditionary Force, drove up to Louvain...

Surrounded by 50 German Soldiers in Dunkirk

The first night we were there I was handed over a German spandau machine gun, which was in a position...

The Hospital Ship Parris

On one of these occasions the CO was informed that a train carrying wounded had been abandoned by its...

What happened to the B.E.F.after Dunkirk?

With the 51st Highland Division and what remained of the other Units, we formed a great fighting force...

France 1940

We spent a few months near Bristol and in the in the spring of 1940 moved to France where we were billetted...

Homecoming from Dunkirk

The family in Sunderland were alerted to Jims failing health by Rachel when she wrote to her brother in law...

It Seems like a Bad Dream........icon for Story with photo

For a start we were at Aldershot in a reception camp, and from there sent to Halifax to a divisional...

Dunkirk Experiance

A canal between us, an obstacle to them, but not to bullets, screaming shell, nor their maiming, killing...

Brief account of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in WW2

The 2nd, 1/7th and 8th Battalions were part of the BEF in France and Belguim. It soon became clear that the...

My Dad's Dunkirk

He witnessed the sinking of two of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company ships, Monas Queen and King Orry,...

Evacuation from Dunkirk

It details his actions at La Panne and Dunkirk, which led to the award of the military medal. We arrived at...

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