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Drive to Tobruk: June 1941

We drove through a line of machine gun fire and drove ‘hell for leather’ for about 4 miles...

Letter : Azure Blue in Iranicon for Story with photo

Allan enlisted in Dundee in January 1940 and was UK based until he sailed on the troop ship, S.S. Almanzora...

Birmingham Blitz - December 1940

I expect you have heard that Dad's place has been H.E.’d then burnt clean out — also Boots...

Letter : Monsoon in Indiaicon for Story with photo

Allan enlisted in Dundee in January 1940 and was UK based until he sailed on the troop ship, S.S. Almanzora...

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Letters home to mum and dad: Training at RAF Skegness

We, our billet of 14, were just marching to tea when we came out of a turning just behind a column of...

Letter from the Plinlimmonicon for Story with photo

The following is a transcription of My great grandfathers experiences aboard the HMS Plinlimmon during...

Letter : Sicily — the British Invadericon for Story with photo

My uncle, Allan Stoddart died in 2004 leaving a widow, Jean with many happy memories and a collection of...

Letters to Home

I have the photo of you and mummy, it's on my table. I see you are still making mummy a cup of...

The Golds Move to Reading

38 Norfolk Road Oxford Road Reading Berks circa early 1940 Dear Lily and Ben, I know you will surprised to...

Letters home to mum and dad: In the RAF, leaving Cardington

There are quite a lot of planes around here, mostly Yankees; Torts, Lightnings, Thunderbolts, Spits,...

First Major Air Raid 15 August 1940

We were to learn later that Croydon had become the target for the first major raid of the war on the London...

Letters home to mum and dad: RAF Training

I am in another hut from the one I slept in the first night and it has no wireless. Did you hear...

Englishman in France Sept 1944

Letter to my Grandmother from Cpl Fred Nuttycombe (2132532) who was my Grand Uncle from 14th September 1944...

Manchester Children Evacuated to Uttoxeter in 1939 by Alan Lamberticon for Story with photo

Winnie and Ida boarded the train believing they were just going for a day out. On arrival at Uttoxeter, Mr...

Letter home: From Mersa Matruh

Well the night came, Saturday and we moved up and Jerry was waiting for us with tanks and machine guns and...

Letter : Macoroni and Toselli in Italyicon for Story with photo

Over the next 3 years, the war took him from India to Iraq, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Sicily, Italy, Egypt,...

Bill Murchie on the Absence of Crickets and the Change of Seasons

Here, I've watched the procession of insects, birds, flowers and days—the wings of butterflies...

My mother's letters from the Isle of Man chapter 3

Glenda went to Onchan on her byke today, with the riding people, and she certainly put J.B. through it......

End of the War - A Letter to Home

There is a lot I think I would like to say in this letter of the places I have been to and...

Cambridge Home Front Letters

These letters were given to me to copy on to this site by by aunt Joan Punter she now owns these letters...

Final Letter Home

On our push inside we have liberated thousands of slave workers, PoW who when they see us jump for joy,....

Letter from Frank Steggals to Harold Steggals

Background My Uncle Frank Steggals became a Captain in the Royal Marines and sadly died of Typhoid in the...

London's Burning

Parts of County Hall and St Thomas's Hospital were well alight, so I went down York Road to Waterloo...

Letter : Sweet Scent of Army Socksicon for Story with photo

Over the next 3 years, the war took him from India to Iraq, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Sicily, Italy, Egypt,...

Letter : Inspected by the Kingicon for Story with photo

Allan enlisted in Dundee in January 1940 and was UK based until he sailed on the troop ship, S.S. Almanzora...

dunkirk experience

Our job now is to protect the the men from the enemy while they get in the boats at dunkirk, good luck...

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