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The Patience of Gryphons: part the fourth and final

The auctioneer’s assistant carried the missing gryphon out to Henry’s car. On Sybil’s instruction he placed it, very gingerly, on the driver’s seat. (She suspected that this was the same poor blighter who had been responsible for despatching a single gryphon to Surrey after the auction rather than a pair. 1,179 more words

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Good Bye Mr Hitler

In the dark days of winter, as 1945 got under way it was mostly good news coming from the various fronts that we were gaining ground in Europe and our efforts against the Japanese in various distant Far Eastern locations were showing progress. 772 more words

My Fathers Memoirs

Growing Up During World War II - Part 12

Written by my Father, Michael Stone.

18th April 2016

It was late afternoon on a Saturday in winter, cold and snowing, and my Mother and I were on our way to see my Grandmother. 623 more words

My Fathers Memoirs

Growing up in World War II - Part 11

Written by my Father, Michael Stone – 17th April 2016

The war was changing now. And as the Americans came into the war there was a lot of military convoys seen almost daily. 650 more words

My Fathers Memoirs

Do you remember the Fullards of Forge Row?

I’ve recently received an email from Neil Roberts – published below – whose mother remembers a trip to Pontypool during WWII. If you are able to help him with any information, please make a comment. 164 more words

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Sig Saly and modern tech

So I have just been listening to my favourite podcast, 99% Invisible by Roman Mars, this week it was all about the vocoder.

So this guy called Homer Dudley (not Simpson, doh!) and his invention the vocoder. 314 more words

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Growing Up During World War II - Part 10

Written by my Father, Michael Stone.

There is one other tale of “The adventures ,maybe misadventures, of Johnnie”  and I may as well tell it now. 357 more words

My Fathers Memoirs