Category: World Wars

A Tale of Two Boys – Part 2

Following on from the story of 16-year-old Wilhelm ‘Willi’ Hübner, here is the story of 12-year-old Alfred Czech… Alfred’s Story Twelve-year-old Hitlerjugend platoon leader Alfred Czech after the award of his Iron Cross by the...

A Tale of Two Boys – Part 1

“Everyone made a brief report: ‘Oberkamaradschaftsführer Hübner, Bann 803, Lower Silesia area, messenger in the fight for Lauban.’ And he shook hands with everyone. When he stroked my cheek, he said: ‘Well, my boy’...

The Ultimate Atrocity

An account of Bergen-Belsen in Nazi Germany by Pembrokeshire author Tim Wickenden As the aircraft landed on the hastily repaired strip – a Jock [Scottish] doctor raced up to us in his Jeep. “Got...

Hubert ‘Stokey’ Lewis VC

Hubert William ‘Stokey’ Lewis was a Welsh soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded in the...