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Memories of WW2 in a Cotswold Village

The bags were then stacked to make a wall in front of the downstairs Police Station windows, the latter...

My Story of War Time in Cleland, Lanarkshire and My Time in the RAF

Etta my sister was a nurse in Robroyston Hospital, near Bishopbriggs on the Eastern outskirts of Glasgow...

Mr Maynard's Wartime Experiences

When we went to go to work experience I put down for a firm in St Albans who made control gears for...

A Small Boy at War

At the beginning of WW2 I was five years, fifteen days, & seven hours old. . I lived at Darley Dale in...

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Wartime Childhood in a Northumberland Village

During the war there was understandably a blackout and as there was an army camp in the village, sentries...

Peter Phelps

I knew quite a number of the Land Girls because we used to go dancing to Llanishen in the crowd you know,...

My Memories of World War 2

I cannot remember all the casualties our Signal section suffered at Anzio, but would just mention the three...

War Memoirs of Reginald Kenneth Probst (part 3)icon for Story with photo

Maggie's sister was getting married in London and it was a rush early one morning, leaving Elswick...

As I Travel Along Life's Somtimes Stony Path - Part 1icon for Story with photo

Each of the surrounding villages of Gowerton had one or more coal mines, or a steelworks, a tinplate works,...

WWII. Civilian and Serviceman

During my stay at Ein Shemer I met Ken Smith from Bagworth and Eric Harrison from Coalville. One day Pete...

My War Years: From the Scouts to the Royal Navy

Within a few days I left HMS Ness returned to my home base Portsmouth and immediately given a draft chit...

My Memories of the Second World War.icon for Story with photo

My Father was Mr Percy Jones, who's parents lived at Moorgate Leas Farm, Hawsker near Whitby, and my...

Wartime in Birmingham and Wolverhampton, 1939-1946

Sometimes during the day we would see a balloon floating free across the sky looking like an Airship, other...

Tom Clifford - The War Yearsicon for Story with photo

Another episode at Hams Hall was during a guard duty on the river bank near to the cable bridge, dad was...

Bristol Home Guard 1940-41

My unit - “G” Section, No.11 Platoon, 11th.Gloucester Battalion - was very seriously involved...

MEMORIES OF FERNHURST HOME GUARD (PART ONE)icon for Story with photo

Another escapade involving Jack and Norman was with the stirrup pump, invariably referred to as the stomach...

Pit Village Life in Scilly Banks and Moresby Parks, Cumberland during World War Twoicon for Story with photo

During World War Two Joe worked at Walkmill Colliery in the nearby village of Moresby Parks and was a...

MY WAR 1939 - 1946

From when I joined Brigadier in Oct'43 until May ’44 we were on landing exercises along the...

“Believe Me, ‘Dad’s Army’ Was Not Much Of An Exaggeration!”icon for Story with photo

Jim has been an active member of the West Cumbria Branch of the Normandy Veterans Association and has...

Harry Tapley's Memories - Part 1icon for Story with photo

One day the guard turned around and said that none of the PoWs knew the circumstances in which he joined...

With the Bishop's Waltham and Swanmore Home Guardicon for Story with photo

In 1944 I was billeted in the "Railway Inn" in Droxfordand was on duty as the sergeant in charge of...

Air Bomber Instructor Part 1 of 3

My ATC squadron was also engaged in helping a balloon barrage unit whose headquarters were in Winfield...

My Life as a Schoolteacher during the War

An incendiary bomb had come through the roof, through the upstairs ceiling, through the floor of the...

Langton Herring, Dorset, in Wartime

During the Battle of Britain fighter planes used to hdge hop arund the village.One larg piece of plane went...

One Schoolboy's War Against Hitler!

Each London Borough had its own teams of ARP Control points who monitored the fall of bombs and the...

Wartime Activities 1939-1945 of Peter Ascotticon for Story with photo

This crew member, 22 years old P/O Jack Flemming RAAF landed in a field on Newpark Farm The farmer and his...

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