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Aug 15, 2017

16 Gallipoli Part 1

WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard 

Great, unpublished history!  

A brutal, firsthand account of the savage WW1 battle of Gallipoli, written by Sergeant Fred Reynard of the Isle of Wight Rifles.  

He landed at Suvla Bay in August 1915. 

The allied troops fought for the strategic waters of...

Jul 24, 2017

15 The WWII poems of Sapper John Frederick Smith  |

Great, unpublished history!  |

In April 1940 John went to France with the British Expeditionary Force as a sapper in the Royal Engineers.  |  And he took his weapons of choice with him - gun, pencil and paper! |

Poignant poetry of loyalty and comradeship, crafted...

Jul 13, 2017

The Last Flight of Lancaster Lily Mars, WW2  

Great, unpublished history!  

The story of WW2 Lancaster bomber LL678 together with its courageous crew during WW2 in 1944  |  The Lancaster’s veteran RAF crew of Canadian, Australian and English airmen had been on what was to be their last mission before they retired.  |...

May 8, 2017

Danger - Unexploded Bomb! 

Great, unpublished history! 


The story of one man’s brave war against unexploded bombs in wartime London, during the 1940 Blitz: Brian Moss, Platoon Sergeant in 233 Field Company, Royal Engineers. 

"Imagine the shock when your pick clangs against steel. You wonder if you have started...

Apr 11, 2017

More Coffee with Flt Sgt  Claude Reynolds. 


Great unpublished history! 

  • A privileged opportunity to hear 95 year old Flight Sergeant Claude Reynolds' WW2 memories, sometimes frightening, often fascinating, frequently funny!

  • More about Claude’s WWII flying action plus the trouble...