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D-day. Letter home from a hole in the ground

As we got on the beach the driver & I ran like mad to the top, avoiding casualties littering the sand....

Home Front and Second Front: a View from Algiers

Yes, I took your advice and went to hear Sibelius' Seventh, the overture to The Magic Flute,...

Walter McElvain’s Letters From World War II: First Letter from Germany

We crossed the Saar into Germany at Saarbrucken, the great old industrial city which is the hub of the Saar...

Letters to a 6-year-old evacuee

I have often told you how the Germans marched into France and stole all the nice things from the poor...

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Letters From Betty in Kenilworth to Family Member Rene at School

We were all downstairs and all our guests i.e. the Kenwards, Clare and Ron and the Luck family came down...

Memories of VE Day

Tam and I decided we would try and get back to her place for tea — however we got stuck outside the...

Letters From the Heart

My sister and I both joined the W.A.A.F. and we were stationed together in a large house called...

Grandad's Story: Part 4

During the morning the farmer came to wake us to tell us that some of villagers had informed on us and the...

Letters of Love from the Teutoburger Waldicon for Story with photo

A chance meeting with an old school friend then led me to a most amazing and wonderful experience whereby,...

My cousins lettersicon for Story with photo

3/9/45 Dear Lila, Arthur, Nancy and Keith At last, at long last, the tyranny and suppression which has been...

“There Is No Place Like Home, Is There Dear?”icon for Story with photo

During World War Two my uncle and aunt, Ronald and Marie Ritson, started writing to each other as...

The War in Trinidad

Then there was another Station, H.M.S ‘Benbow’, for the officers and crews of a large fleet of...

A letter home from Egypt just after VE day.icon for Story with photo

The following is the text of a letter from my father, John Arthur Monks, addressed to his mother, "Mrs...

Letter to my Sister

What a night! one old lady dead in one bedroom, another as bad as she could be in the other, Tony and...

L'île Noireicon for Story with photo

I wanted to upload this letter to show to you what was life about when my uncle already took part in the...

XV Sqn Mildenhall - letters home

George Arthur Cope of Chadwell Heath, Essex had served with XV Sqn as a Lancaster wireless operator, flying...

Postcards from the Burma Railway

When work resumed on the railway the British officer complained to the Japanese that the remaining men were...

Walter McElvain's Letters From World War II: Somewhere in Germany.

Dear Henrietta, Sylvia, and Ross, You no doubt have been wondering what ever became of a certain Russian,...

Arthur-June Letters - Albert Findlow.

Dear Dad, Since writing the enclosed I have received my ‘Enlisted Notice’ and I have to join...

How a Military Medal was wonicon for Story with photo

This story is about my great uncle Richard McCarthy, known to his pals in the war as 'Mac'. He was...

Letters by a POW - John Ewarticon for Story with photo

Give my love to Aunt Ruth, Aunt Lily, Uncle Bob and Cousin Jean. Thanks so much for your enquiries to the...

Keeping Ourselves Together

I couldn't keep those I received from Margaret, in case I was captured by the Germans, who could've...

1) Scotland to South Africa - In Letters

We put in to Freetown on the west coast of Africa on Friday July 2nd but were not allowed off the boat...

Letter from Mrs Margaret Best August 1941 (part 2)

I thought if you got a train that goes straight through and stops at Harrogate you could bring Ada as far...

A First-hand Account of the First Bridging of the Seine

This first hand account of the first bridging of the Seine by the Royal Engineers of the 43rd Wessex...

Letter published in The Winnipeg Tribune 26 04 1941 from Wallasey, England

This is most of a letter written by my mother, Inez Busby, to her old school friend, Ruby Ogilvy now living...

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