• Navy 8 videos

    Paul Harrison

    Paul De La Motte-Harrison provides an entertaining and lucid account of his time onboard Landing Craft. From his early training, through to...

  • Army 8 videos

    John Sleep

    John Sleep gives an emotional account of his Second World War service. He served with the Royal Berkshires, the Parachute Regiment and...

  • Army 5 videos

    John Sturgis

    John Sturgis was a Troop Commander in the Royal Marines, 41 Commando. In his interview he recalls training, D-Day and scrounging for...

  • Army 1 videos

    Ken Watson

    Ken Watson’s wife talks about her late husband. 

  • Army 1 videos

    Stan Shore

    Stan Shore served as a Trooper in HQ Squadron with the 43rd Reconnaissance Regiment. Before they reached the Normandy beaches, things went...

  • Army 1 videos

    Leonard Haldenby

    Leonard Haldenby served in the Anti-Tank Platoon of the 2 Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. The East Yorks were part of the first...

  • Army 1 videos

    George French

    George French served with the 2nd Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

  • Army 1 videos

    Charles Jeffries

    Charles Jeffries served in the Highland Light Infantry. Prior to the D-Day landings, he’d spent time in the desert and was battle...

  • Army 3 videos

    Peter Cullen

    Peter Cullen was a Royal Artillery officer in the combined Operations Bombardment unit during the Normandy Landings.  His role was to communicate...

  • Army 3 videos

    Stanley Bond

    Stanley Bond was a Lance Corporal with the Royal Engineers and was with 105 Corp Field Park Company during the Normandy Campaign. 

  • Navy 4 videos

    Peter Thompson

    Peter Thompson joined the Royal Navy in 1942 and was a Leading Seaman aboard a landing ship tank LST 304.

  • Airforce 5 videos

    Jim Holmes

    Jim Holmes served in 246 Field Company, Royal Engineers. He had an eventful time in Normandy and gives a good account of...

  • Army 3 videos

    John Morgan

    If you’ve seen the film ‘The Longest Day’, you’ll know about the German fighters that strafe the two Dispatch Riders. John Morgan...

  • Army 2 videos

    Frank Coulton

    Frank joined the REME and served with The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. His main task was looking after [and endlessly repairing] their...

  • Army 1 videos

    Cliff Dalton

    Cliff Dalton served with the Royal Army Service Corps (RASC).  On D-Day he landed on Sword Beach and when his vehicle became stuck...

  • Navy 1 videos

    Cyril Simms

    Cyril Simms was a Royal Marine and during the Normandy Landings his LCG patrolled the Trout Line keeping an eye out for...

  • Army 15 videos

    Tom Renouf

    In the Second World War Tom Renouf served with the Black Watch. As a front line infantry man who was involved in...

  • Army 8 videos

    Bill Ward

    Bill was in the Kings Own Scottish Borders. He landed on Sword Beach and recalls in vivid detail the landings, the bombing...

  • Army 2 videos

    Eric Gower

    As part of an armoured regiment Eric Gower found his progression slow going during those initial days of the Normandy invasion.

  • Army 1 videos

    George Seal

    ‘When we landed, we knew we weren’t alone’. George Seal describes feeling safer because of the number of Allied troops at Normandy...

  • Army 4 videos

    Percy Lewis

    Percy Lewis experienced so much during the war, from the cold of the Scottish shores to injury to capture by the Germans.

  • Army 5 videos

    Donald Turrell

    ‘I took the King’s shilling...If I could do it again I would’. Despite the painful injuries Don Turrell sustained, he has not...

  • Navy 8 videos

    Buster Brown

    Going against his father's wishes, Buster joins the Navy. He confesses to being terrified at the possibility of going down the mines...

  • Navy 7 videos

    Harry Eddy

    Harry spent his time in the Navy aboard a Tank landing craft. He was one of the first onto Sword beach and...

  • Army 5 videos

    Gordon Smith

    Gordon Smith gives an emotional account of his military experiences during WWII starting with memories of the Blitz.

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