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Bulletts Whistled Past my RAF Parachute (1939)

This eye-witness report below came from an RAF Gunner who parachuted out of his plane when it was brought down over No-man’s Land during 1939. From his bed from an RAF medical receiving station hiden away in the woods ‘somewhere … Continue reading

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Fighting from Foreign Frontier (WW2 1939)

Here is the first eye-witness battle story from the Western Front written by Hester Marsden-Smedley, “Sunday Express” reporter.  She stood under fire in a sandbagged sap at Schengen, just inside the Luxembourg frontier, and watched the French advance towards the … Continue reading

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War Diary 18th September to 24th September 1939

Monday September 18th Soviet and German troops met near Brest-Litovsk.  In a joint communique the two Governments announced their intention of restoring order in Poland. Soviet troops also reached Vilna in the north and occupied the Rumano-Polish frontier in the south. … Continue reading

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War Diary September 11th to September 17th 1939

Monday September 11th Germany attacks Warsaw and troops are retired to the outskirts.  Polish broadcasts are still continuing from the capital despite Nazi interference on the same wave length.  In the South of Poland the German advance aimed at Lvov … Continue reading

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