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Lady from the French Resistance

On a beach in Lanzarote, a couple of years ago, I met a French lady who had been in the French Resistance...

My Parents are from Poland

My mum and her brother were just taken away from their family and village, by the Germans at gunpoint. Dad...

Everyday Courage

Because of her comfortable accomodations, the occupying German army stationed four officers in her house....

True Colours

Please meet the "enemy" a German smallholders farmers wife - my grandma: The idea was to hang a...

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Jersey Under the Occupation

Towards the end of the Occupation, France was liberated, thus cutting off food supplies to both islanders...

A child's view of German occupied Italyicon for Story with photo

The nuns told them that the children had already gone and the Germans didn't believe that a nun would...

Partisan Party

About 5 or 6 officers from Div HQ and two or three NCOs came to a small hall in the village of...

Taiwanese Resistance Against the Japanese

The Japanese military had authority over Taiwan for around 50 years... During this the Japanese military...

Memories and Dates

I relied almost entirely on my memory of those sad days, checking only the dates of the sinking of the...

My Freind Jan

Earlier this year I was sitting in my front room with Jan Sowa, who lives with his wife in Stonehouse,...

Bon Bella

As the Germans invaded Victor, who was in the Belgium Army, was taken prisoner and force marched into...

Memoirs of a Wartime Teenager

'Winston'had promised to'Fight on the Beaches and in the streets and never surrender'and he...

624 Squadronicon for Story with photo

Members of 624 Squadron recently visited Pic Du Douley in France to honour, with the French who have been...

My Family in WW2: In Occupied Holland

The Germans Arrive - Guernsey 1940 Planes Arrive

The Germans landed on the Sunday and the afternoon of that Sunday my cousin Clifford was driving his car...

The Germans Arrive - Guernsey 1940. First Impressions

The Germans Arrive - Guernsey 1940. After getting home, we knew then that the Germans were coming, and...

D-Day Memories of George Layton

Mr George Anderson Layton was born on 21st July 1921 and married to Doris Goodrum at Crosshill, Codnor on...

Protected by the French Resistanceicon for Story with photo

David Mathews joined the 51st Gordon Highlanders when he was 18 years of age... The German gave David a...

Occupation after D-day — Malnutrition - Grandmother's death

Her 4 sisters in England lived well into their 90s and I am sure Gran would have done so too if she...

Guernsey & Jerseyicon for Story with photo

My uncle, a Guernsey farmer from the thirties until the seventies, left the island only on a very few...

Simply A Hero

My grand-father, in 1943, was a communist, and belonged to French resistance, when he was arrested a first...

Hiding Airmen

Michelle at the time would have been about 10 or 11 and she had to play the piano if any Germans came...

The Germans Arrive - Guernsey 1940. The First Plane

I remember when they actually arrived to occupy the island, I was with my Mum and Dad in the fields tending...

The Germans Arrive - Guernsey 1940

The first I remember of the German troops was when I was cutting a hedge with my father along the Bas...

My Father

He told me that he and his French compatriots would go hunting rabbits around Newcastle-upon-Tyne and make...

The Italian Soldier

In WW2 my mothers village in Rhodes was occupied first by the Italians then the Germans. My grandfather...

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