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Evacuation: Guernsey

This was signed by the German Commandant of the Island of Guernsey. He had served the Church, the Parish...

My Life in Jersey UK during the occupation

The dances started fairly early in the evening as the dancers would have to be back home before curfew at...

Village to Village: From Poland to Britain

After 6 months training in morse code, I was able to take down German army messages at the highest...

SOE, the Irish Agent and the Greek Massacreicon for Story with photo

The Germans reacted as they always did.Over three thousand troops were deployed in Operation Kalavryta ,...

XI. Crossing the Albert Canal, Belgium and Onward to Tripsrath, Germany

From Bourg Leopold the plan was an attempt to cut the Germans off in Holland, outflanking the Siegfried...

A Fine Looking Englishman

As I got better I got the self same food that they had and we'd go out – my mate and I...

Two Wars Part Four

These we would have to leave with the Partisans at the Swiss border up in the Alps, prior to entering...

Occupied Islands (Part 1)

For those willing to leave the Island, the evacuation of the islands was intended to be children with their...

A Jewish Hero in the SOE Part 1

Marcus Reginald Bloom was born in Tottenham, North London, on 24th September 1907, into an orthodox Jewish...

Two Wars -Part Three

We then heard voices of Germans shouting “Haltzen, Haltzen” They were surrounding the village...

Diary of K R Brant, RAF 349 Belgium Sqadron POW

Saturday October 14th In the afternoon a guide came to the cemetery to take me away to some woods near...

Krystyna's Escape Part 1: Life in Occupied Poland

Despite living in Warsaw during the German occupation I have happy memories of this time , being with my...

Memories of a Polish Boy [M.Goldfinger]

We were living at the time in a holiday resort in the mountains and we were a family of five, mother and...

Escape Part One

To explain the next events it is necessary to mention two of the people who figure in the episode, one the...

Nina Orsten's Escape from Ravensbruck Pt 2

I was taken there and all my clothes and everything was taken from me and I got prison clothes on and a...

Life in Occupied France

Chauny was targeted for its sail way connection We soon learnt that the Germans had ignored the neutrality...

Desmond Paul Henry: How World War Two Changed One Man's Life for the Bettericon for Story with photo

1969 Request for Henry machine drawing by Leasco Systems and Research Company to be included in the summer...

Re-settlement - The Journey to Martukicon for Story with photo

The story you are about to read begins in 1939, when my father was a twelve/thirteen year old boy living in...

"Always Read The Small Print" Chapter Three

On completion of the destruction of all our weapons, transport,food stocks, and anything of use to an...

Living in Belgium during WW2 Occupation

The other regular occurrence was, on all public transport, especially trains and trams, the Germans,...

Occupied Islands (Part 2)

On one of the biggest and longest raids on Exeter when the whole city and particularly the centre of the...

The Liberation of Copenhagen, May 1945.

No virtually none, we arrived when the Germans had already packed in and there was fighting only some...

Lilly's Story (part 1): Leaving Austria for London

Lilly's Story: Leaving Austria for London. My husband, John, who had been in the Socialist Republican...

Two Jewish Heroines of the SOE Part 1

The archives of the Special Forces Club in London (13) and the SOE files (14) reveal that Denise and her...

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