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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