Jack Emeny’s wartime story (1938 to 1946)

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Jack Emeny's story by his son Kenneth My Dad was born at 45, Manderville Street, Darnall, Sheffield, England on the 26th April 1921, to Louise William Samuel Emeny and his wife Kate Eliza (nee Bagshaw), who were married on the 9th of March…

Thomas Horrocks Houston’s war diary

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Thomas kept a near daily account of his early and last days as a Prisoner of War. Thomas Houston's Diary Part 1 – The War Years 1940 To1941 Thomas Houston's Diary Part 2 1944 To 1945  

Kenneth Ainsworth Log Book

This log book has been very kindly provided by David, son of SQMS Kenneth Ainsworth who was captured on Crete and was in Stalag V111B/344. David says: "My dad was the manager of the Dead End Kids Football Club and a lot of entries are related…

Frank Spike Hughes Gallery

The illustrated Wartime Diary of Frank 'Spike' Hughes RAF, a Prisoner of War at Stalag VIIIB (344) Lamsdorf.  

Peter Henry Blaskey – Capture, POW life, Long March, 2005 visit to Stalag VIIIB

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 From: Bishop Jonathan Blake Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:31 PM My father, Peter Henry Blake, known then as Sergeant Peter Henry Blaskey, rarely spoke about his wartime experiences, an approach common among his peers. On the night 10/11th…

A Wartime Log by C V Richardson

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This log opens with the following words: November 15, 1943 Dear Friend, When the folks at home ask us to choose and send you something special on their behalf, they confront is with a not-too-easy problem. The ―War-time Log‖ is one…

The Defence of Cassel 25-29th May 1940 by 145 Infantry Brigade

War Diary of the 145 Infantry Brigade - 4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment.  For full list of other units at Cassel, refer Appendix A. 24th. May 1940 145 Brigade…

John Stephen Morum – The War Years

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JOHN STEPHEN MORUM - HIS-STORY AS NARRATED TO HIS DAUGHTER HELEN. [added comments – by Roy, his son] We both signed on [John and his brother Ross] when the war broke out, with the First Witwatersrand Rifles. That regiment was later broken…

Excerpts from ‘The War in France and Flanders 1939-1940’ as they relate to the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

The following excerpts are from ‘The War in France and Flanders 1939-1940’ by Major L. F. Ellis as they relate to the 2nd Lincs. On the 14th at about 7 pm the Germans made the first of a series of attempts to capture Louvain where Major-General…

Frederick Read – A War Fought Behind The Wire

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'A War Fought Behind The Wire' is Frederick Read's tale of life in the British army, 1925 - 1947, including his war-time experiences. A WAR FOUGHT BEHIND THE WIRE (86 pages)