A Poignant Pause for Thought in my French Travel Writing

My father was 15 on VE Day 1945 and because of his age he had not fought in World War 2. His father, my Grandfather, also was just too young to have fought in World War 1. However an uncle of my Grandfather died at the Somme and another uncle died in an army trainingContinue reading “A Poignant Pause for Thought in my French Travel Writing”

One who did not Return for VE Day World War 2 Alans Story

I recently watched a moving and informative program made by the famous English footballer Gary Lineker about his grandad who served in the medical corps in WW2. He was in the Allied landings at Salerno, Italy on Sept 9/10 1943. He was a caring and brave man who did his very best to help the wounded and dying in that terrible event. My granddad’s brother Alan Atherton was one of the dying. Perhaps Gary Lineker’s grandad was there at the end for Alan. It was a program that shed more light on a story that is much overlooked.
This is Alan’s story:

One who did not Return for VE Day World War 2 Alans Story

I recently watched a moving and informative program made by the famous English footballer Gary Lineker about his grandad who served in the medical corps in WW2. He was in the Allied landings at Salerno, Italy on Sept 9/10 1943. He was a caring and brave man who did his very best to help the wounded and dying in that terrible event. My granddad’s brother Alan Atherton was one of the dying. Perhaps Gary Lineker’s grandad was there at the end for Alan. It was a program that shed more light on a story that is much overlooked.
This is Alan’s story: