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WW2 Diary - D-Day - 7/30/2013 10:10:19 PM   
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I have attached a link at the bottom of this post to download my Grandad's War Diary from 6th June 1944 onwards. I thought that the members here would appreciate the insight.

My Grandad past away in 2006 at the age of 85 and had a fantastic life, seeing more than most would in 5 lifetimes. He certainly wasn't one to shy away from talking about the war, and very much fostered my interest in History and the Military.

He was a Royal Marine and served during the earlier stages of the war in a combat post, moving onto landing craft before D-Day.

Please be aware that some language used is not politically correct, but it's not been changed because i feel the document should live as it was at the time, and i hope this is appreciated.

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RE: WW2 Diary - D-Day - 7/30/2013 10:12:16 PM   
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I should add that the punishment for writing a diary was severe so he went to great lengths to express his 'views' certainly!

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RE: WW2 Diary - D-Day - 7/30/2013 10:44:09 PM   
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Thanks for sharing.

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RE: WW2 Diary - D-Day - 7/31/2013 1:49:02 AM   
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Interesting to read. My grandfather was in the fight from North Africa to Italy during the war but I never had the chance to ask him about it as he died in the early 70's when I was still young. Your lucky to have this piece of history.

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RE: WW2 Diary - D-Day - 7/31/2013 5:00:20 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: flibby

I have attached a link at the bottom of this post to download my Grandad's War Diary from 6th June 1944 onwards. I thought that the members here would appreciate the insight.

My Grandad past away in 2006 at the age of 85 and had a fantastic life, seeing more than most would in 5 lifetimes. He certainly wasn't one to shy away from talking about the war, and very much fostered my interest in History and the Military.

He was a Royal Marine and served during the earlier stages of the war in a combat post, moving onto landing craft before D-Day.

Please be aware that some language used is not politically correct, but it's not been changed because i feel the document should live as it was at the time, and i hope this is appreciated.
warspite1

Which beach was your grandad at on D-Day?


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RE: WW2 Diary - D-Day - 7/31/2013 8:07:23 AM   
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His allotted section was Sword Beach, king red however later in the day they collected casualties from Omaha.

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RE: WW2 Diary - D-Day - 7/31/2013 8:15:12 AM   
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ORIGINAL: flibby

His allotted section was Sword Beach, king red however later in the day they collected casualties from Omaha.
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Ah right thanks - I wondered about his reference to HMS Glasgow - but that explains it.

Thanks for sharing.


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RE: WW2 Diary - D-Day - 7/31/2013 8:16:21 AM   
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Thank you for sharing this document.

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