Aug 30, 2019
Accounts of my trip to Normandy - including Gold beach and Omaha.
An exclusive preview of the new British Normandy Memorial which is dedicated to the 22,000 British, French and other foreigners killed during the World War two Normandy campaign.
Some excellent D-Day passages from a book I’ve been reading about the...
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 WWII beaches.
"We had delivered to Juno and Gold and were returning our Landing Craft Tank to England. We were...
Oct 15, 2016
"We're having a marvellous time!"
When Company Sergeant Major Gray wasn't fighting for the Green Howards, sometime in 1944 he found time to compose some war poetry. Six linked poems paint a picture of the journey across the English Channel and onwards through Normandy, ending with a letter home to Doug's mum and dad,...
Oct 9, 2016
War memoirs of a WW2 military medal hero.
"Cognac, Calvados and kisses!".
The previous episode of the diary ended with Company Sergeant Major Gray winning the Military Medal. His battalion, the 7 Green Howards, had landed on Gold Beach on D-Day 6 June and advanced some distance into the dangerous French countryside.
Oct 7, 2016
Doug Gray was there on D-Day and beyond. He wrote his diary and fascinating it is too. He even wrote a diary entry on the day he won his military medal, before he knew he'd won it!
The diary’s been supplied by Doug’s family. The entries start just before D-Day and finish several weeks after, so it’s quite a rare...