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Richards Hones Story

Richard was a none commissioned officer in the Army, was he and his unit were sent to France fighting the...

'Dunkirk - a Tribute' A Poem by George Smith

The memories of Dunkirk, on that infamous beach, When the small boats of mercy seemed out of our reach, The...

Jim Jennings, My Dad -Who I Never Knew

My dad Jim Jennings, youngest of 11 children was in the Second Battalion Grenadier Guards at the outbreak...

My War

Although its 65 years ago I still remember the telegram boy stopping me in the street and asking where to...

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Torpedoed at Dunkirkicon for Story with photo

I am narrating this story on behalf of my uncle Herbert Drake, I never met him as I was only 4 years...

Dunkirk, He Filmed It!

He was the only cameraman there at the time and when he had finished filming he helped to get the lads on...

Return via Dunkirk

We were going very slowly through a station some miles North of London when we saw an RAF airman and his...

Escaping the Beach

After being harried across France and Belgium, his motorised unit, part of the Lancashire Fusiliers, was...

My Father's War

After returning to England on the boat, he caught a train from Hastings. It stopped briefly at Redhill,...

Honourable return

My grandfather John Jelico Bennett served with the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry during world war two,...

Border Regiment

After a short period of time at Carlisle we were sent abroad to France to camp near Rouen... We were...

Dunkirk: In the Water For Days

DAD ALSO DROVE THE AMBULANCES AND SAW THE CONVOY HE WAS TRAVELLING IN, ON THE PROGRAMME 'ALL OUR...

David Thomas Cope - Royal Signalsicon for Story with photo

He was knocked unconscious but another soldier wrapped his arm up with his silk scarf and got my father...

Betrayed by an Exposed Backside

I was Lieutenant T.M Carmichael, East Riding Yeomanry of the British Expeditionary Force. We had moved...

5 Lost Soldiers

We decided to pull back to Lille, picking up a french soldier on the way... The Germans surrounded us, and...

A Long Sleep

I had come home from a history lesson and was talking about how we had learned about the importance of the...

Dunkirk Evacuation

Desperate to let my mother know he was safe, as the train slowed through Staplehurst station, he handed out...

Dunkirk Silverware

Dad and one other signalman were with a company of Guards who were carrying their regimental silverware in...

Rearguard Dunkirk

He was with a small group from his regiment in the town of Dunkirk and the German forces were rapidly...

RICHARD COBBLEDICK'S 19th BIRTHDAYicon for Story with photo

My father, Richard Cobbledick, was a farm worker in Devon in 1939 and at age 18 volunteered for service in...

My Grandfather at Dunkirk

When I think of my Grandad and the Second World War, the first thing that springs to my mind a story based...

A Signalman at Dunkirk

John Malkin was a signalman using his skills learnt at the Post Office – you would think that as a...

Dunkirk

Lots of people were machine-gunned by German aircraft... The day war in Europe finished we were in Lubeck...

Missing Presumed Drowned

We lived at Ligoniel and used to take shelter in the 'coal hole' during the air-raids... I worked...

The Story of the Beach: Memories of Dunkirk

I live in Bexhill on sea, and sometimes have sat on the beach when my thoughts return to may 1940 sitting...

I was at Dunkirk

I was a sailor at Dunkirk... They were brought back in World War 2 and used to take troops from Dunkirk....

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