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Diary and Letters: January 1942 to August 1943

10 Jan 43, back in Arzew 13 Jan 43, move to La Macta 23 Jan 43, Tripoli falls to Rommel 25 Jan...

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"Dear Madam, Further to our letter of the 14th instant, we very much regret to say that we have no news...

Grandad's Story: Part 1

On 20th we were told our battalion was to take an enemy airfield at Sidi Rezegh, Which was held by German...

14 Year Old Mary's Evacuation Letters.Part1

Please send a photo of each of the following, Phil, Mummy, Daddy, Ivy, Joan, Pattie and our house. Avril...

Letters from the home front Letters 1 - 4

By the way, I mentioned to Arthur Smith about the travelling facilities for the wives of men in the forces,...

Letter from Mrs Margaret Best August 1941

However dad saw Mrs Ord on her step and went to talk to her and I stayed on our back yard step....

LOVE LETTERS SENT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR

God bless you, All my love , sweet one, Idris. God bless Winifred, All my love, Idris....

Letter to Son

Well son I was at this Kommando from Oct until March when I move to Dresden as the Russians where near......

Grandad's Story: Part 3

The following morning one of our group who could speak Italian found out from a farmer that we were only a...

Guernsey boy's first letter home - after 5 years' evacuation : 1940-1945

I believe I was saying how fortunate I'd been in having the friends in Chester and Leeds when I arrived...

Further Letters from the Home Front

We will be sending back to Germany a few thousands of full healthy men, while our own boys coming back are...

Letters to my father 4 of 4 - Jan 44 to May 45

By Air Mail Date 03/05/44 To L/WTR G. PARSONS P/MX86830 HUT 13 R. N. A.S. Gibraltar Sender: Pte Parsons 142...

Bungay Has Been Bombed

As soon as I got there Mr Alexander came in and said that one had dropped in Mr Sprakes front yard, one...

Letters to my father 3 of 4 - Sep 43 to Jan 44

By Air Mail Date 23/12/43 To L/WRITER G. PARSONS P/MX86830 Mess 24/35 HUT 13 R. N. A.S Gibraltar Sender:...

Letters to my father 2 of 4 - Feb 42 to Sep 43icon for Story with photo

By Air Mail Date 2/8/43 To L/WRITER G. PARSONS P/MX86830 Mess 24/35 Table 13 R. N. Depot Gibraltar Sender:...

L.Sgt Moody's letters from the front part two

The Navy's contribution to the bombardment of the German defences was an every day occurrence, and we...

From a Letter Written by Sergeant Monty Banks after D-Day

Seeing England everywhere The deeper we travelled into France, the more I saw England. One of the fellows...

Private Robert Simpson in Burma

During the five years of war many letters home have reached the Nottingham Journal office from Nottingham...

A Letter Home

One thing that stands out in my mind was, when we arrived at H.M.S. Saker 11, a Chief Petty Officer asked...

1945 Radar Trials

WW2 LETTERS — 1945 My father, Ron Taylor, was working on radar development for TRE, based in Malvern,...

Letter Home Following D-Day Landings

Our first month in Normandy was quite peaceful from actual enemy action, just the noise of our guns which...

L. Sgt Moody's letters from the front part one

Having had a slight snack in Loughborough, we arrived to collect our two amphibious jeeps at 2.15 p.m....

From Normandy to Norwood, with Loveicon for Story with photo

On Thursday 8 February 1945, Ronald and Marie married at St Chad's Church, South Norwood, London. In...

The Bill Murchie Connectionicon for Story with photo

My contact with the English has been limited and I can give little on my reactions to either them or...

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