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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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