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Part of Tim Hardy's Memoirsicon for Recommended story

There were stories in the newspaper we could now afford to buy about black-clad Romans bombing the...

Lucky Me: Part Two - Defence of the South Coast, D-Day, Post D-Day Fightingicon for Recommended story

Lt Hutchinson had to take out a fighting patrol, to try and get a German prisoner, and he picked his trusty...

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In August 1944, just two months after the D-Day landing in Normandy, I was posted to R.A.F. Fairford in...

When the Saints Went Marching: The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Part 2)icon for Recommended story

A stay at Duff House In the summer of 1942 it was decided that we, along with the 4th Battalion, would...

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The British sent parachutes with food containers inside but the Germans had advanced and when they were...

Ron's War in Europe: D+5icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

On the move across Europe As Ron's regiment moved across Europe south of Paris and then into Belgium...

Episodes from an Uncertain Memory (Part 4): 'Arnhem'icon for Recommended story

All we had to do was to secure the landing zones for the paras, and then belt off to Arnhem and the...

The Gentle Austrianicon for Recommended story

We were tended by all Dutch doctors, sisters and maids, supervised by their German overseers and were in...

Lew Kemp: A Country Boy. Service with the Parachute Regimenticon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

During training a Sgt of the Para's came looking for volunteers, 3 mates and I volunteered when they...

A Bullet to the Chesticon for Recommended story

After initial training at the depot I went to the training battalion and then was sent to the demonstration...

Incident at the Molen Beek, 1944, and Return in 1966icon for Recommended story

The British 2nd Army had been given the task of making the corridor wider and safer, and George's unit...

Retreat from Arnhem, September 1944icon for Recommended story

Somehow four of us got separated from the platoon - Snowy Wheatley, Fred Weatherley, Lol Colbrooke and me....

Memories of Arnhemicon for Recommended story

I flew over to Arnhem from Down Ampney on the second day as 1st Pilot of a Horsa glider, towed by a...

It's only a numbericon for Recommended story

Because the advance of the Allies in Europe was coming to a halt through lack of supplies, General...

To Return a Favour: Friendship Through D-Day and Arnhemicon for Recommended story

About three months before D-Day, John and a few of his friends were having a quiet drink in a pub called...

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We were fitting winches on an Albermal aircraft used for towing Hotspur gliders training paratroopers when...

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My father, Edmund F. Scrivener served with 1st Battalion, The Border Regiment, Air Landing Brigade, at...

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From the base we supplied petrol, water and arms to the front lines. The next day I explained that there...

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I was to travel on a flat-bottomed landing craft and had to supervise the loading of vehicles of all kinds,...

Some Distant Memories

Major King had gone on ahead to reconnoitre in the Town of Vernon and I was leading Company HQ, our three...

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At the same time as Stan was growing up, the War Department, conscious of the gathering clouds of war, was...

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GLIDER PILOT ORIGINS During this time Winston Churchill was mightily impressed with the German raid on the...

Eight Days in Arnhem - part 2

Moss and Kent head off together, slithering down a steep slope and coming to rest by an abandoned German MG...

Eight Days in Arnhem - part 4

Moss hauls Vulliger out of the trench and help him towards the hotel in search of medical aid. Moss peers...

Eight Days in Arnhem - part 5

A German MACHINE GUNNER attempts to run up the same path used a short while earlier by Moss. The German...

Eight Days in Arnhem - part 3

As he digs Moss uncovers his water bottle and as soon as he realises what it is, he grabs at it greedily....

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