Here we look at some of the real stories of the men and
women who fought on D-Day or were involved in the lengthy
preparations in the preceding months.
The Scots Guards at Caumont….
The Scots Guards, still holding the hill at Les Loges, were in an unenviable position........
Was the Tiger II a surprise?
From the evidence available it seems
that Allied intelligence was not aware of the Tiger II.
The Parsons Tale
The Chaplain to the Inns of Court Regiment tells his
story of D-Day
A look at D-Day from the other side - what
was it like in the German ranks to be facing the Allied
The Fighting Grenadiers
Stories about Operation Goodwood
Find out about the Royal DUKW!
Royal Tank Regiment and Cromwell tanks in action
Find out why the Military Police where not happy about
some buns and some dramatic battles with Tiger tanks in
Gliding on D-Day
Find out about a dramatic mid air collision of two gliders
over the battle fields of D-Day, and how the pilots had
time for a cup of tea afterwards! Read about this and other
bumpy landings and near misses..... Read
Personal accounts from three men who worked with the Churchill
AVRE in the run up to D-Day. Read
Read the testimony of three men who were involved with
flail tanks during the preparation for D-Day, including
how some Shermans ran out of petrol on the North Circular!
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Trooper H. W. Jolley, 13th/18th Hussars.
"We moved down from Skipton in Yorkshire to Wickham
Market in Suffolk in 1943. It was here we were told that
A and B Squadrons would be trained ready for DD tanks..."
Read more of his story here >>
Nicholas Straussler, inventor of the Duplex Drive amphibious
tank was born in Hungary in 1891. He made his name as a
designer of revolutionary vehicles and in the years leading
up to World War II established a relationship with Alvis
in Coventry who built armoured cars, to his design, for
the Royal Air Force. This is his account of the design of
the Sherman DD. Nicholas Straussler died in 1966, having
become a naturalised Briton in the meantime.
Read the whole of the Nicholas
Straussler story >>