commemoration across the world of the beginning of –
“The Great War” - “The First World War”
- 100 years ago...!
Little did anyone realise or understand in the world,
that from the end of “The Great War” in 1918,
that only 20 years later the greatest conflict that mankind
would ever witness and suffer through was “The Second
World War” this in itself would become the most
sadistic evil, brutal, destructive and devastating conflict
the world would ever witness until our day in 2014! Click
are the stories behind the names on your war memorial?
We need your help.
The Eden Valley museum wishes to mount an
exhibition in 2018 based on research into the names on the First
World War memorials from all over the district.
Would you like to take part in this project?
We are seeking volunteers to work together to discover more about
the people behind the names.
Please contact the Eden Valley Museum at
01732 868102 or firstname.lastname@example.org
hundreds of old comrades who went ashore on the beaches of Normandy
in the early hours and during the day of 6th June 1944, met this
week for a reunion when they fought for their lives on French soil
- 70 years ago.
the face of overwhelming odds, many, if not all were confronted
by such fear and terror, that it demanded of them some form
of superhuman strength and endurance. Every agent suffered
the loneliness of being far from home and their loved ones,
alone in an enemy occupied land, never knowing what the next
few hours would bring. Meeting unknown contacts to pass on
messages, not knowing if their cover had been blown, or if
they were being followed. Click
Here for story.
Thomas Theobald 1923 to 1990
A grenade landed on the armoured vehicle
he was driving and blew back into his face taking his eye
and part of his forehead exposing his brain. He fell wounded
from the truck and was shot from behind by the enemy.
Covered in Shrapnel wounds and his face badly blown away
he was rescued by Sgt T. Craig. Trooper Ellis.
crews of these many aircraft were young “boys”
and the aircraft that they flew in would either carry them
to their glory or their death…as they heroically faced
the enemy in the skies above England and Europe. These boys
in the innocence of youth… would soon become men to
the horrors of war. Click
Here William Walter Story.
"Bill Bray" story. The Heros of Telemark
intending to go back the opportunity arose.....In the the
latter part of 2002 as I saw in the magazine Soldier an advert
inviting those interested to attend in Norway an event that
would in February of 2003 mark the 60th anniversary of the
destruction of the heavy water manufacturing at Norsk hydro
plant at Vermork Power Station in Rjukan, in the Telemark
area of southern Norway."What did you do in the War Dad!"
are McIndoe’s army,
We are his Guinea Pigs.
With dermatomes and pedicles,
Glass eyes, false teeth and wigs.
And when we get our discharge
We’ll shout with all our might:
“Per ardua ad astra”
We’d rather drink than fight
story of the fateful day of the 13th November 1940, when aircraft
code number R2071 left Redhill Aerodrome on a mission, the
pilot P/O T. Birkett was at the controls and Sgt. Colin E.P
Castle was acting as observer. They rose into the skies above
England, not knowing what lay before them, this is the story
of that day.......