Our ambition is to capture as many of these personal recollections, so that their legacy of bravery, sacrifice and suffering can live on. Meet them in our archive.
From Baker Steet to Broadcasting house - personal stories that will surprise, shock and inspire a new generation of young historians.
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“I got this rifle and I knew it wasn’t loaded and I thought what am I going to do, so I put it up the other way and as this voice came through the thing I lifted it up and was going to clock him on the head with it”
“I can remember vividly the scene at that time and the picture of my Captain on the bridge worrying and us all worrying with him. Little flows of arctic ice coming by us… Then we were quitting. It's the most horrible recollection.”
“It’s frightening to be on guard duty because you don’t know what’s going to happen. You don’t know if a German is going to pop up or two or three Germans are going to pop up. You’re there, what do you do? Very frightening.”