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Stories categorised in 'Resistance and Occupation'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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Russian Georgio Kozloff's story of slave camp and escape

Lieutenant Kozloff himself helped to bury two Russians in the Strangers Cemetery where he thinks sixty six...

The Camp of Silence and of Death

The Senior RAF officer had given orders that all personnel in the area should visit this prison and it was...

Dropped into Occupied France..An SOE storyicon for Story with photo

When the Germans invaded the Islands in 1940, most young Channelmen were already in England, and fighting...

Father Fernand, the curate of Allenc, Franceicon for Story with photo

Before World War Two, Fernand Nogaret became a Roman Catholic priest and had been appointed as curate to...

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A Wartime Story from St Malo

In early June 1940 my parents and grandparents, who were all still living in St Malo, were given warning by...

The Escape

For this the village was strategic point on the mountian as the partisans could keep watch for any German...

Life in France Under the Germans

In 1942/43 the Engish airforce bombed the railway station in Nice to stop the movement of German troops...

Bill and Jack and the K Rationsicon for Story with photo

After much debate and fearful looks up and down the little village street for the British Military Police ,...

The Front Door

She made shure the window and the door were shut, drew the curtains and gathered the children round the...

Mr. Boocock - Incidents I Remember

He flew from England over Europe, did a reconnaissance at Turin and landed in Malta 4 hours 20 minutes...

Occupation of Jersey

There were British troops on the island but they left when the Germans got closer... The Germans knew that...

May 13 1940 "Our Exodus"icon for Story with photo

My mother contacted some Belgian officials and as the frontier with France was closed, to stop that exodus...

A Nun's Story

Sister Elizabeth told her story to Helen Kemp at the Summerlands Nursing Home in Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. I...

The Giganti Family

Grandma Giganti, as with the majority of my French family of the time, was a member of the resistance. She...

Janina's Story

I remember one day, just after I had come home from school, I was looking out the window and saw the German...

Remembering D-Day: In Roubaix, Northern France

My recollections of this historic event and the decisive days that followed are quite different to those of...

The War of Two Sailors part fouricon for Story with photo

One week after D-Day, Emil was sent to the Channel Islands where they lived on board their boat and carried...

Pip:The story of a Suffolk Soldier in Northern Italy 1943-4icon for Story with photo

He was then moved from camp to camp until escaping one day when the Italian guards left the camp and found...

Bill's Story

The Russians were in the Ukraine for about 2 years when war broke out between Germany and Russia, and then...

France, July 1944

In 1940, the Germans invaded France, and most of the Spanish refugees joined the French Resistance,...

From Sgt to 2nd Lt and Back again

In the prevailing situation prisoners were a problem but Andre volunteered to conduct them to a place of...

Memories of a Macedonian Partisan Commander for the Members of the British SOE Mission in Macedonia, November 1943-May 1944

This story is submited by Goran Cekov who has translated from Macedonian into English the memories of his...

Maria's War

At the out brake of Second World War I was just over five years old, and living in a town called...

Resisting a bit in France, being senticon for Story with photo

As she was asked to tell where he had gone, she lied by saying he had left to see a cousin with...

Wartime Rescue

My Grandfather and Mr Grignani took 5 prisoners at a time by train to the Swiss border. When they reached...

Lifelong After-Effects WWII has on its Survivors

My mother and her siblings were children when the Japanese occupied Singapore in February 1942. My maternal...

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