Wartime Reminscences - written by those who were there!
A selection of personal accounts taken from various editions....
Operation Overload - The first airborne assault on the Caen Canal 5/6 June 1944
Guards Repel Panzers at Shiba Valley - by John Elliot - Battles don't get any more graphic than this!
The Tragedy of Slapton Sands - by Reg Hannaford - the dreadful catastrophe of a USA exercise in Devon in which the Americans lost many men through a German E-Boat attack
Odyssey in Reverse by Lawrence Wheatley - A bomb armourer's story working with Blenheims
Fighting the Blitz - by the late Manny Gold - The Editor's father as a fireman in the London Blitz and the horrors of the bombings
Escape from the Lancastria by Frank Richards - The tragic account of the sinking of the cruise ship off the French Coast near St Nazaire
Bomb Disposal - by Lt Col Eric Wakeling - One of the most experienced Bomb Disposal experts who managed to live through it all.
The Arc Sinks off Gibraltar - by the late Rear Admiral G.I. Pritchard CB. A personal account by a well-known figure of the HMS Cavalier Society and was formerly Flag Officer Gibraltar and NATO Commander Gibraltar Mediterranean.
WOMEN AT WAR
Broken Nights with Bombs - by Margaret Smithers - a childs story of the London bombings and her relocation to Ramsgate
A Newly Hatched Wren - by Pamela Leworthy - the secret life of a Wren at Bletchley Park working in the French Department
Lighting the Sky - by Mrs P E Longland nee Baxter ATS - the only Searchlight Regiment, manned by women, in WWII
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