Essex 7 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-48846342 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsWorld War One A restored railway carriage used in the repatriation of three World War One heroes is taking centre … [Read more...] about WW1 heroes’ railway carriage arrives for centenary
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Bill Sisk was 17 years old when he stormed Utah Beach in Normandy on D-Day and 18 when he witnessed firsthand the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp, but the former GI wouldn't call himself a hero. "I was too young. I didn't do anything," Sisk, now 92 but still full of vigor, told AFP at his home in Lynchburg, Virginia, 190 miles (300 kilometers) south of Washington. "If you were looking for a hero, you didn't find one," said the modest veteran of the Allied invasion of Europe 75 years ago. Herbert "Bill" Sisk was still a high school student when he lied about his age to sign up for the Army in 1943 at the age of 16. He was sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina for basic training that was meant to last four months but which was cut short after just nine weeks. He was assigned to the 90th Infantry Division of the United States Army and joined 15,000 other troops aboard the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner for a perilous journey across the U-boat-saturated waters of the Atlantic Ocean. … [Read more...] about At 17, Bill Sisk fought from the shores of Normandy to Germany
PUBLISHED: 19:32 03 May 2019 Steve Russell Arthur Simmons with sister Elsie Picture: FAMILY COLLECTION Archant Suffolk Second World War veteran honoured by France and Russia for helping secure their freedom Arthur Simmons: schoolboy Picture: FAMILY COLLECTIONArthur Simmons was working in a Woodbridge chemist's when the Second World War began. He was very much at the sharp end when it finished.For May 8, 1945 – Victory in Europe Day – found him aboard HMS Rhododendron. The ship was returning to Scotland from what would be his final Russian convoy task.“I was a coder, and when the news came through that the war in Europe was over I well remember the feeling of great relief,” he told us in 2015. “At the same time I thought how, only nine days earlier, our convoy had lost HMS Goodall (a frigate), torpedoed by a U-boat with the loss of 95 lives, and the German navy also lost two U-boats.Arthur Simmons with the Ushakov Medal … [Read more...] about How teenager Arthur took ancient Sutton Hoo nails!
Media playerClose player28 Mar 201928 Mar 2019Listen live to BBC Radio Cornwall and BBC Radio DevonI'll sign in laterAnd we'll keep you signed in.Sign in or RegisterWhy sign in to the BBC?Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreI have a TV Licence. Watch now.I don’t have a TV Licence.SummaryUpdates from Thursday 28 March 2019Mother's partner guilty of murdering toddlerOne dead in level crossing crashCouncil's parking income one of highest in countryPlymouth Gin to be served in ParliamentDevon school's staff redundancies are 'heartbreaking'Police seek owners of property 'stolen' in NewquayLive ReportingAll times stated are UKGet involvedGet involvedSend an email [email protected]: Tweet usFacebook: FacebookPosted at 8:11 29 Mar8:11 29 MarBBC Devon & Cornwall Live: 29 MarchBringing you the news, sport, travel and weather for Devon and CornwallCatch upnextPosted at … [Read more...] about BBC Devon & Cornwall Live: 28 March
The official narrative of the Kosovo War states Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, President of Yugoslavia, intended to create a ‘Greater Serbia' via the annexation of Kosovo, and the 'ethnic cleansing' of its Albanian and Muslim population. Such was the genocidal terror and violence unleashed against civilians, NATO had no choice but to intervene militarily to avert the eradication of hundreds of thousands of people. This stirring tale would almost completely unravel not long afterward. For one, it's become increasingly clear the bulk of the atrocities committed in Kosovo took place after the NATO campaign began, and certainly weren't restricted to Yugoslavian or Serbian forces. © AP Photo / Jerome DelayThe Kosovo village of Gorozhubi comes under attack by U.S. B-52 bombers Sunday June 6 1999.In fact, German reporter Franz Josef Hutsch, a former army major who spent several months embedded … [Read more...] about Kosovo War at 20: How Britain and America Backed Jihadists Throughout Conflict