Category Archives: Family Memories & Stories

Arthur Wish – WW2 Family Memories

Thanks to Holly for sharing her family story with us “My father, Arthur Wish, was interned in Australia during the early part of the war. He was a refugee from Nazi Germany in 1937 because he had a half Jewish … Continue reading

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Henry Ambrose Snell Jr

Thanks to Mike Rogan for sending this story and photo, and allowing us to publish. “My Grandfather has been a hero of mine for a long time, even though he died in 1992 when I was only six. Henry Ambrose … Continue reading

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Letters Home from Stalag VIIIb

“In May 1940, my leave was cancelled and I was called for training, at St Mary’s Bay, Kent, in the use of a new anti tank gun. My first letter home is from there. On 21st May, our unit of … Continue reading

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Tell Your Story About WW2

  Do you have a family story to tell about the war?  It can be home or abroad.  If you would like to write an article or share then please visit our Contributions Page to see how.  If you have … Continue reading

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Journalist William Forrest Arrested as a German Spy – 1939

Crossing into Romania in the wake of the retreating Polish Government and the diplomatic corps came the newspaper correspondents.  Among them was William Forrest, of the “News Chronicle”, who tells how, in the general panic, he and an American colleague … Continue reading

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We Were Saved by RAF Flying Boats (1939 WW2)

The article is a copy originally run by the “Daily Telegraph” in September 1939.  It is a joint account of the rescue of the crew of the ‘Kensington Court’ told first by the Master, Captain J Schofield, and then by … Continue reading

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How We Escaped From Poland

As the Germans approached Warsaw there was an increasing exodus from the capital.  This personal account of dangers endured on the way to Romania by 1,500 refugees was sent by Mr J Crang, “News chronicle” Warsaw correspondent, to his paper … Continue reading

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WW2 Memories of Alec Anthon by Jane Akshar

The story below has been sent to us by Jane Akshar, in her words she describes her father and him serving during WW2. “Shawali Pascha, Cairo; Aboukir, Almaza, Jerusalem, Nairobi, Somalia faded names from the back of black and white … Continue reading

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