My Dunkirk By Survivors

Discussion in '1940' started by Gazz, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. Osborne2

    Osborne2 Well-Known Member

    Well done Gazz, what a contribution, publishing a low print run document few will be aware of with moving stories in. Thank you
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  2. CommanderChuff

    CommanderChuff Senior Member


    These personal accounts are the most emotional stories of the war. When we look at figures and data and bland war dairies we do not get the human side of the battle. I hope that you will continue to post them.

    Thank you,
  3. Gazz

    Gazz Active Member

    I am afraid that is all the accounts posted from this particular booklet., apart from the bland statistics that are art the beginning of the book. I am glad you enjoyed them if I find anymore bits and pieces in Dads stuff I will certainly post them.
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  4. Gazz

    Gazz Active Member

    A big public thank you to Slick for transcribing the full document and transferring it into a PDF. I will put it in the resource section when it is done, Thanks again Slick your a scholar and a gent.
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  5. slick

    slick Junior Member

    It was a pleasure Gazz, gave me something to do whilst indoors at the moment :)
  6. Gazz

    Gazz Active Member

    Full Booklet now in the resource section for download.
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  7. ArmyBoyandMan

    ArmyBoyandMan Member

    Hi Gazz my Father John Grasby was at Dunkirk and also served with the Green Howards as C.Q.M.S./R.Q.M.S. from 1948-1952 in Malaya/Malasia were I was Born in 1951

    Attached Files:

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  8. Gazz

    Gazz Active Member

    Hi, I can recommend the podcast and book, Fighting Through From Dunkirk to Hamburg by Paul Cheall who's Father Bill was also in the Green Howards, it may give you an insight in to your own Fathers WW2 experiences.
    Fighting Through Podcast
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  9. ArmyBoyandMan

    ArmyBoyandMan Member

    I will check it out thanks for the limk
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It looks like your father was 5 East Yorks until the end of WW2 before joing the Green Howards?
  11. ArmyBoyandMan

    ArmyBoyandMan Member

    Hi there it was the 4th Bn East Yorks, and the Prince of Wales own Yorkshire Reg, Green Howards
    The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the King's Division. It was created in 1958 by the amalgamation of the West Yorkshire Regiment and the East Yorkshire Regiment. After 48 years service, the regiment was amalgamated again, this time with two other Yorkshire regiments. It became the 1st Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment, with the Green Howards forming the 2nd Battalion and the Duke of Wellington's Regiment forming the 3rd Battalion on 6 June 2006. Following further merges, in 2012, the battalion was redesignated as the new 2nd Battalion.
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  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Sorry, my error. Your typed up citation says/implies he was 4th Battalion through WW2. I'm familiar with their history, I was keeping one of those battalions fit in Bosnia 2004 when they got the bad news they were becoming the Yorkshire Regiment. Drop me a message if you'd like a copy of the 4 East Yorks battalion diary covering Dunkirk etc.
  13. ArmyBoyandMan

    ArmyBoyandMan Member

    That would be Great Drew5233 I Would love a copy many thanks

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