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XI. Crossing the Albert Canal, Belgium and Onward to Tripsrath, Germany

From Bourg Leopold the plan was an attempt to cut the Germans off in Holland, outflanking the Siegfried...

“ONE MORE RIVER — A MEMORY OF ARNHEM”

Suddenly my buddy, Corporal Stan Lunt and I, on stolen time, decided to investigate a rumour of a German SP...

Blackcurrant Jam

He could only remember the fear and the horror and the stench of the trenches — the daily horrors...

My Time with 271 Squadron Chapter 3

Many Dakotas were shot out of the sky and Len Wilson in his FZ626 as he pulled away from the DZ over...

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Experiences of a medical officer at Arnhem.

After a few days the Germans occupied the dressing station itself and evacuation of casualties became...

'Fire Orders' Chapter 15a

As we reached the road bridge over the River Waal we had orders to strike north up the main road to Arnhem,...

A Yorkshire Recce Driver's D-Day and Beyond Memories

The plan was to push the Germans back all the time, starting in France, then into Belgium, Holland and...

Too Late To Say Sorry

We avoided open country and kept mainly to the hedgerows, following the road to Oosterbeck; lying low as...

Personal Memories

The Guards Armoured were held up on the road towards Arnhem but 4th Dorsets settled in at Homoet and some...

Episodes from an Uncertain Memory 5 'P.O.W.'icon for Story with photo

They knocked hell out of Offlag 79, fortunately before I arrived, but a considerable amount of damage was...

Arnhem and prison camp

At this time Germany was in a state of total chaos: German armies were collapsing, German soldiers were...

Memoirs of Army Life From Canterbury to Cologne.Part 2.

I was driving my jeep accompanied by an officer, and we hadn't got 200 yards into the town before the...

Memoirs of a Gunner - Chapter 6b - Harry Woodicon for Story with photo

The next morning Lucy was back with one of the officers, it appeared her family wanted representatives of...

Thomas Emyr Davies - 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment - My Story (Part 10 of 13 - Operation Market Garden continued)icon for Story with photo

Parts of the town were ablaze as the Germans brought their flame-throwers into action and Arnhem was fast...

A FootSloggers Story: 1st Buckinhamshire Battalion in Normandy

I had often thought of my old colleagues in C Company 1st Bucks who had landed on the Beaches on D-Day 6th...

A Sapper’s Story: My WW2 with 72 Field Company RE. Part 2icon for Story with photo

It was here at Venlo that we built the largest Bailey Pontoon Bridge we were ever to attempt: a class 70...

The March to Nijmegenicon for Story with photo

Among the British troops advancing through France, Belgium and the Netherlands was one of my uncles,...

Recollections of the role played by No: 2 Para Platoon, 250 Company R.A.S.C during the battle of Arnhem

Day Three : We were ordered to enter Oosterbeek.Our duties from then on were to protect the transport...

Thomas Emyr Davies - 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment - My Story (Part 9 of 13 - The Invasion of Europe-Operation Market Garden)icon for Story with photo

As winter slid into spring, with the invasion of Europe imminent, it was increasingly evident that it would...

A Sergeant's Tale - Part 2

Soon Bob and his friend met up with other British troops and were taken over the Rhine by night into...

Arnhem Veteran And P.O.W. Remembered

PRIVATE ERNEST HAMLETT (4462122) DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY 1ST BATTALION, BORDER REGIMENT P.O.W. STALAG XIB,...

NORMAN CORNWELL: FIGHTING IN FRANCE AND HOLLAND AFTER D DAYicon for Story with photo

Before dusk, a cheeky German crawled out of the wood within 200 yds of us in an attempt to knock out a...

“The day I saw Eisenhower, Montgomery, Patton, Bradley and all the Top Brass”icon for Story with photo

Billy took part in he Normandy Landings, arriving in France at ‘Omaha Beach’ on 8 June 1944....

A Medic in the Blitz; Relieving Belsen Camp

And then we got off and we flew with a drunken Canadian crew, by that time been waiting for the …, to...

Sergeant Eric Victor Simpson - No.906815

Having obtained extra blankets from Battery Quartermaster Rolfe, a fellow Liverpudlian, friend, and after...

A Sappers story of his personal encounters at Arnhemicon for Story with photo

The journey was uneventful and the landing in a cabbage field near Wolfheze was good, and was later...

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