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    Pte Henry Hynd Young 8th Pioneer Btn Kings Own Royal Regiment

    My dad, Harry Young, died some years ago, but I only recently got sight of his war record. He was captured on 29 April 1940 at Amiens, France and was taken to Stalag XXA, prisoner no. 19412, on 21 July 1940 from a Dulag. He was transferred to Stalag XXB on 1 November 1940 and appears to have stayed there until repatriated. He arrived back in the UK on 19 May 1945. Would be interested to know how he would have spent his time and any photographs would be particularly welcome as he never spoke about his time as a POW apart from mentioning he went on a Death March.

    Ray Young

    Trooper Dennis Elliott 1st Battalion

    Wartime Memories of Dennis William Elliott 1939 – The War began on September 34th, which was at the end of the school summer holidays, but as my school had no Air Raid Shelters our school holidays were extended until they were built.

    After 4 weeks we returned to school for 1 hour each day to collect homework and to return the previous days lessons. It was getting close to Christmas before the Air Raid Shelters were all built and we were able to go back to school all day.

    During these first months of the war we had to get used to the black out, all houses, shops, offices and factories had to make sure that no lights could be seen after dark and there were no street lights, so on a foggy night it was very difficult to find your way around.

    1940 – I left school during this year and started work at the Accounts Offices of the N.A.A.F.I. Although the Air Raid Sirens went quite often, only one raid was made on the barracks up the road one Saturday afternoon where Canadian soldiers were stationed. There was also a raid on a train at Tongham which was hit with ammunition on board. Quite a firework display at night.

    1941 - With my friends I joined the Air Training Corp, with an idea of eventually to the R.A.F., during the next 2 years I got 3 flights in wartime aircraft.

    1942 – All offices and factories had to protect their property from fire during Air Raids so the staff had to do what was called Fire Watching, all men over the age of 18 had to take their turn but when you were 16 years you could volunteer, for this you were paid 2/6 (12.5 p) which meant I could go to the cinema twice that week.

    1943 – The services accepted volunteers from the age of 17.5 and you could choose which one to join but at 18 you were conscripted and you had no choice of service you joined. So with my friends we decided that driving a tank would be far better than anything else so we volunteered for the Royal Armoured Corps. A few weeks later we received our call up papers and travelled to Bovington Camp to start our training.

    1944 – Soldiers at this time had to wait until they were 18.5 before being sent abroad so I was too young to take part in D-Day. It wasn’t until near the end of the year before I went to Ostend in Belgium and then onto Brussels.

    1945 – In Belgium I joined the 1st Royal Tank Regiment and went onto Holland, after a few weeks on patrol we returned to Belgium and then back to Holland again to a village near Eindhoven, a few days later we crossed the Rhine. At the end of March I was in the lead tank advancing to Osnabruck when the tank was hit twice. Fortunately I was halfway out of the tank when the second shell hit so was blown out by the blast. At this point I was taken prisoner and sent to Stalag 10B, which was at a place called San Bostel, this is a few miles east of the German Naval Base at Bremerhaven in the far North of Germany.

    I was liberated by the Grenadiers Guards and flown to Brussels and from there in a Lancaster Bomber to R.A.F. Wing in Buckinghamshire; V.E. Day came the day after I got home.

    Janis Harris

    Bernard Lemonnier

    je suis étonnée de tomber toujours sur des site anglais?? Bon ! Mon père est resté jusqu'en 1945 au stalag 10b je viens de retrouver toute la correspondance entre ma mère et lui Je sais qu'il a été placé en 1943 dans une ferme Je voudrais retrouver dans quel endroit pour y retourner moi même Mon pere etait musicien et chanteur il y a fait des spectacles écrit des chansons sur les allemands Dans la ferme où il est resté il aimait ses chevaux J'ai plein de photos pouvez vous m'aider à retrouver cette ferme???Merci

    I am astonished to always fall on English sites! My father was held until 1945 in Stalag 10B, I have just rediscovered the correspondence between my mother and him, I know that it has to have been in 1943 in a farm I would want to rediscover in which place and make a visit. My father was a musician and singer and while there he performed songs. In the farm he liked working with the horses, I have a lot of photos, can anyone help me to locate this farm?

    Evelyne Montero

    Velimir R. Radovich

    My father, Velimir R. Radovich was a Yugoslav (Serb) POW at Stalag X B from June 41 to April 45

    Rade V. Radovich

    Tpr. Dennis Wiliam Elliott 1st Battalion Royal Tank Regiment

    My Dad Dennis Elliott was eighteen when he was enlisted in the 1st Battalion, the Royal Tank Regiment. On 31 December 1944 he was blown out of his tank in Belgium with Cpl Frayne and Trooper N Fleetwood. He was taken prisoner and incarcerated in Stalag 10B from where he was liberated on 29 April 1945.

    Can anyone give me any information about him as he died very suddenly in 2011, and did not talk about his time in the war. I have found the above information from his service records.

    Janis Harris

    William E. Andrews SS Duquesa

    My great grandfather, William E Andrews was captured in WWII. He was in the merchant navy, and his ship SS Duquesa was sunk by a German destroyer off the Murmansk coast (Russia). He was a POW in Stalag 10b until the end of the war.

    Simon Pintus

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