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Memories of WWII

Post 1

Gerrydb

I am currently writing the biography of my father-in-law, regarding action on H.M.S.Carinthia, H.M.S.Tartar and other Royal Navy and Combined Operations service including the Sicily Landings. If you have any additional information on the above or on Lofoten Island Raid please post. Tks Gerry


Memories of WWII

Post 2

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned


Hi Gerry,

Welcome to h2g2, I have left a message in your Personal Space, hopefully it will help you find your way around our site smiley - smiley


We have a number of Edited Guide Entries about the Meditteranean, not all of them about the war, however I have found something you might find interesting;

A3031949 = Operation Mincemeat

And, of course, HRH Prince Philip was also in the Meditteranean Fleet A56992738

You could also put your question into <./>Askh2g2</.> most Researchers are subscribed to that forum smiley - ok

regards,

lil xx


Memories of WWII

Post 3

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned


I will learn to spell Mediterranean, one of these days smiley - rolleyes


Gerry,

You might also find these stories interesting:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/categories/c54599/index.shtml

There are 16 pages giving first-hand experiences of life at sea during the war, maybe the ships you are asking about are recorded among them.


lil xx


Memories of WWII

Post 4

Gerrydb

Thanks chica,
Had seen film ' The man that never was' but interesting to read in detail how important this was to Sicily Landings.
Have read some entries to WWII Peoples' War. Also looking at other WWII sites.Will write a suitable entry for h2g2 soon-Watch this space
Gerrysmiley - tea


Memories of WWII

Post 5

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned


Hi Gerry,

Just keep to the <./>writing-guidelines</.> and you won't go wrong. Take your time smiley - ok


Btw, my tag is lil. This is the silly season in Hootoo, some change their tag into anagrams, this time I am using a foreign language (Spanish) instead <winkeye.

All will return to 'normal?' at the end of the month smiley - whistle


lil xx


Memories of WWII

Post 6

drt

lil - what is 'normal'?

'The Man who Never Was' is an absolutely fascinating story. The film is OK, bu the original text is gripping. I forget the author now, but if you cannot find it online let me know, my Gran has my copy.


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Post 7

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned


'Normal' is just a word here - I don't think anybody knows its true meaning smiley - winkeye

http://www.themanwhoneverwas.com/

It could make a lovely first Entry, if you feel ready smiley - smiley


lil x


Memories of WWII

Post 8

drt

lil, that is quite a good idea. I am not an expert, but I was fascinated by the story when I was younger,and researching further might be quite fun. Will have to wait till I am off work for a bit though. As I recall I was originally drawn into the story by a Reader's Digest condensed book my Nan had, which purported to be written by one of the original conspirators. It inspired me to track down the full text, which being of an organised mind (organised, not logical, and only where books are concerned) I also left at Nan's. So next time I visit the sprightly 87 year old (sorry, came over a bit Daily Mail there), I will look into it. Thanks for the idea. DRTsmiley - smiley


Memories of WWII

Post 9

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned


I love researching. If I can help in any way, just yell! smiley - biggrin

lil xx


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