Bill Harrison

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  • Interview with Mr Bill Harrison

    Mr Bill Harrison, born in 1918, talks to interviewer David Callister about his memories - particularly of WWII. Topics include:

    Royal Engineer during WWII
    D-Day in Normandy
    Bailey pontoon bridging
    Wartime living conditions
    The Battle at Falaise
    Failure of Operation ‘Market Garden’
    Rations
    Digging slit trenches
    The Stern Gang in Palestine
    Getting demobbed
    Returning to the Isle of Man
    Working as a joiner for Local Commissioners
    Builders McCormick & Davis
    Government assisted schemes for hotels


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