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'Kenley Lass' and 'Phillipe'

After the pick-up time was delayed by bad weather, a bird arrived at her loft in East Grinsted at 16.30hrs...

Occupation of Jersey 1940 to 1945

If the bell rang, Arthur had sufficient time to dismantle the set, go out the back door and hide the box in...

A Bedford Resident's Memories of the Deutche Berate in Udine

After the occupation of Udine by the Germans, my two brothers, myself and my fiance took refuge in the...

The bravery of my brothers in the Polish resistance - Chapter three.

Janek and Wacek came home the night before and as they were on a “Wanted List” someone possibly...

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Border Too Far for POW Escapee

He was found at the back of the farmhouse by the family of Nicola Garbasso and his wife Laura and their...

Journey to Freedom

A. Sobotowski was fighting with the Polish Army at the Battle of Warsaw. when it became apparent that the...

The Ones That Got Away

It was 10am that morning, I was flying a Grumman Wildcat fighter from H.M.S Searcher, on a Combat Air...

Evasion in Denmarkicon for Story with photo

It was the 27th of April 1945 Tom was engaged on a Special Operation to Denmark when on the night of the...

5 Years in an Occupied Country

The German officer checked his papers and said they were false but he could not prove this... My father...

Fridolin

My brother had a brilliant idea, ask the "Little Sisters of the Poor " to look after him, so they...

Underage Resistance Organisation

Our officer did not, and we then learned our second German word for the day... I was hoisted onto the...

Life as an RAF Fitter IIE

I went to join the RAF at Padgate, Warrington from my home in Preston, Lancashire. Information and...

The War of Two Sailors part Oneicon for Story with photo

Emil Weingaertner was working as a seventeen year old farm labourer at Banat, near Timisora, Romania when...

Jewish Doctor

Once, they were burning French Resistance propoganda papers in their chimney and large unburnt bits of...

The Kindly Nunicon for Story with photo

Bill Younger, my father, was attached as a navigator to 19 Squadron of the SAAF, flying Beaufighters on...

As Seen in Amsterdam

A German soldier was watching them with his binoculars. Another time I remember about twenty Spitfires...

My Husband an Arnham Hero

While at Hoffman's, a message came through on German Radio that he was safe. The next day I recieved...

Forced Labour and a Ukrainian Romance in Germany

Wladyslaw went to work in Tewkesbury on a farm. and I went to work in Brockworth, where I cleaned rooms for...

From Ukraine to a Munitions Factory in Hamburg

I have kept friends with many of the girls I met on the farm, they now live in Australia and Poland, and...

Grace Howard’s Story

Let me tell you story of Grace Howard who was born July 31, 1897 in Hull, East Yorkshire. Fortunately for...

Dutch Resistance With A Heart

Organized Dutch resistance against the German invader started within weeks after the occupation of the...

My Parents, Norwegian Resistance, and British RAF Derring Doicon for Story with photo

Squiresgate, Silloth, Limavady, Cranwell, Chivenor, Castle Combe, Ein Shemer, Aden, Socotra, Cairo and...

Britain's Secret Army - Chapter 2

It included poachers and gamekeepers,ghillies, stalkers, verderers from the New Forest, farmers and their...

Frenchman in Germany

After France capitulated in 1940, he got engaged with Yvette but was soon to be sent to Germany in order to...

My Mother's Biggest Fear

My mother, Yvonne, was a 16-year old when the Germans invaded Belgium. As so many in our parts, my family...

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Shortly after the liberation by the American 104th Infantry Division assisted by the American 555AAA and...

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