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Alfred White

Discussion in 'WWII Obituaries' started by GRW, May 29, 2021.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "The last surviving veteran who was present at both Dunkirk and the D-Day landings has died aged 98.
    Now Alfred White's granddaughter Janey Doyle has teamed up with the Imperial War Museum to share Alf's recordings about his experiences.
    In the fascinating audio clips aired on Radio 4's Today this morning, the veteran, touches upon his various experiences during the war, including evacuating Dunkirk and the moment The Armistice was signed.
    In 1940 Alf, a driver in the first army tank regiment, found himself sitting on the beach at Dunkirk awaiting evacuation.
    He had arrived in the town.after a lorry a few trucks up from his was hit and he, along with other soldiers, were directed to pick up whatever they could carry and follow a line of soldiers - eventually ending up in Dunkirk...
    ...When speaking to him she learned he had joined the Territorial Army in 1938 after being encouraged to by his elder brother Tom.
    The pair were then called up to the war in September 1939 when Alf was just 17 years and the brothers managed to stick together for the whole war...
    ...After the war ended he did not return home to Britain until 1946, instead choosing to head to Kiel in Germany to help rebuild the town. "
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  2. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

    Jul 31, 2002
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    Incredible. Why Kiel? A lady perhaps.? I am not throwing any stones I admire his bravery.

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