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Two Wars-Part Two

Sure enough, during the night, one of the Italians burst into the hut and said “Latedeschi veni,...

The Two Times I Saw Parisicon for Story with photo

This was just before Christmas 1944 when he chauffeured his Commanding Officer, Major E.R. Hargreaves, from...

“From Bielorussia to Bristol”

Almost the same two weeks after Germans invaded us, Russians came in from the East and they captured me, my...

Light Blue Ulstermen

An official of the Embassy visited Hugh at his Newtownabbey home with an itinerary of Nagasaki visits and...

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Russian Pyotr Bokatenka time in Occupied Jersey

Le Flem senior, “Seaview”, Mont Cochon; Waltaer Bastard, “Manor Farm”, Rue De Bas,...

Keyman - A Somewhat Soldier (Part 4)

The personnel at the reception camp were a mixed lot; apart from the Greeks there was an Austrian who had...

Post-War Memories of a German Child in the Russian Occupied Zone

Overnight Russian was made a compulsary language, but there were no competent teachers; they were still...

Escape from a German Firing Squadicon for Story with photo

Jean-Pierre Nogaret and Pierre Broullet were two school friends from the village of Badaroux, who also...

The First and the Last: 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards

27, was crewed by Reg Cox, Wilco Willets Trooper Stokes was the gunner, and the hull gunner was Trooper...

Liberation Day

The Germans had been the occupying force in the Netherlands for four years, but since June last year we...

Memories of the Occupation of Guernsey as Told by Ira Le Sauvage

Start of War in Poland

The German army advanced through Poland finding only pockets of resistance, which were soon crushed. Money...

Memories of a Very Brave French Resistance Fighter

France at this time was being over run by the German army and both French and British forces were trying...

Patrick Devlin - A Granddaughter's Recollections

Grandad was captured by the Italians and held in a prisoner of war camp. When the Italians surrendered he...

From the Lancaster Bombers to the French Resistanceicon for Story with photo

We were told to 'get crewed up' which meant to put a crew together, there were seven to a crew and...

My Family during the War in France

At the end of June we all went to live in Pontorson for the four years of the German Occupation, Papa still...

The American Major

3 tall, broad shouldered bull necked, long arms and legs, in fact a typical super man in body, but in...

Two Jewish Heroines of the SOE Part 2

Denise returned to work in France on the night of 2-3 March 1944 with Captain Robert Benoist, landed by an...

The Schoolmaster's Surprise

I first served as a stoker in the Tribal Class destroyer HMS Afridi which was bombed and sunk in the first...

Remembering Events in the Vichy Zone of France during World War Twoicon for Story with photo

On 11 November the Germans invade the French unoccupied zone in the South of France. Jean-Pierre was...

Pendaophos

This was going to be a peaceful journey as we were in what was quite seriously called 'Free...

When the Germans/Russians Occupied my Farm

The Russian women soldiers took our clothes too and then they asked for food and we had none to give..they...

The Lost Commando

My fatherwho died in 1987 was one of a group of 10 commandoes who were dropped by parachute in Normandy in...

Occupied Islands (Part 3)

I'm sure some enjoyed it and a lot of friendships were made but imagine raw recruits from various inner...

Irish Guards Held Prisoner - Thuine Near Lingen Germanyicon for Story with photo

From the small windows at ground level in the cellars they could see an open sided German Army truck with...

A Bedford Resident's Memories of Occupied Italyicon for Story with photo

With the Germans all around us my brothers and my fiance decided to escape to the mountains where we...

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