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When Hell Freezes Over

Sitting as an air gunner on a bombing plane in WWII, it was not uncommon for the open air turrets to reach -40 degrees Celsius. To make matters worse, it was impossible to go use the washroom on these 8-hour flights.
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In the Desert

During the cold war, Ronald ferried supplies through the desert between Egypt and Israel. For him, Remembrance Day is an important reminder of all the freedoms we have today.
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The D-Day Survivor

During the D-Day invasions, The Queen’s Own Rifles suffered more casualties than any other battalion, but as Ivor always says, “Once in the Queen’s Own, Always in the Queen’s Own.”
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A Prisoner of War

As a prisoner of war in a Nazi concentration camp, when Vitaliano heard the Americans were coming he managed to escape. How did he survive? Read on and find out!
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One of the lucky ones

As WWII raged on in Russia, the blistering winter cold proved to be as formidable an enemy as the Nazis.
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A woman in the Royal British Air Force

100-year-old Winnifred Grant looks back on her time in the Royal British Air Force during WWII.
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After the surrender

After Italy’s surrender, Armando and his fellow soldiers found themselves at the mercy of Nazi Germany.
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An interesting life

“I have some strong views about war,” said George Carlyle, WWII veteran. From exploding artillery to stepping in as best man at a wedding, George has seen just about everything.
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The sweetest sound I ever heard

Thomas Keen spent over 10 months fighting continuously in north-west Europe during WWII. This is his story.

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