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Jul 1, 2019

Flt Lt Sidney Stevens was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) during WWII raids bombing industrial Germany in 1943.

"This thing was bumping up and down and sometimes you could lose 600 feet and you'd just drop vertically ...

"I came out of the clouds and the German fighter was there waiting for me ...


May 31, 2019

HMS Exeter was sunk in Pacific waters during the second world war. Ray Fitchett made a recording of his tale of survival in Japan – abandoning ship in shark infested waters followed by three years’ captivity as a POW. 

Hear the terrifying tale of how he survived.

"They decided to put some of us down the coal mine...

May 6, 2019

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings with memoirs about the tough training for D-Day and stories about Landing Craft Tanks delivering their cargo of hardware and humans to the battle-strewn beaches.

"We had delivered to Juno and Gold and were returning our Landing Craft Tank to England. We were close...

Apr 19, 2019

A final dose of fun and adventure with hero Wilf Shaw.

"We're done for" said Wilf's mate as a cloud of desert dust appeared on the horizon, signifying the approach of a very large force of enemy troops.

"One day, on board ship, they decided to run a Battalion boxing tournament and Sgt O'Grady asked the assembled company...

Mar 1, 2019

The extraordinary turns of events that brought four Brits to the shores of Dunkirk at the same time as a Frenchman.

Great Unpublished History! 


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