John Parslar’s interview is one of a number we have recorded with surviving 41 Commandos. John was orphaned during the war. Living in an orphanage toughened him up for a life in the Royal Marines. At the outbreak of the Korean war he was one of a group of Marines that formed the 41 [Independent] unit. In the early part of the war he was involved in the blowing up of North Korean supply lines. Then he’s sent to the Chosin Reservoir…


Educational Resources

WW2 D-Day veterans
WW2 Convoy veterans
Our Secret WW2
The Korean War
WW1 War recordings