Videos tagged with War

MyStory - World War Two: Serving as a Royal Marine Commando

MyStory - World War Two: Serving as a Royal Marine Commando

Ronnie joined the Royal Marine Commandos and in this story he recalls a number of highlights throughout his time in Service. Ronnie begins by detailing the duties of a Royal Marine Commando and the intensive training which the Marines had to carry out up in Scotland before they were to be sent out for active service. Once the Marines had undertaken all the necessary training, they were then assigned to a mission, one of which Ronnie recalls as being sent out to Durban, South Africa. After reaching their destination, fighting their way through enemy submarine attacks along the way, Ronnie remembers being permitted ashore with a number of other men. Unfortunately, Ronnie and a fellow companion enjoyed themselves a little too much whilst on land, and when returning to their ship where pulled-up for drunken behaviour and spent the night locked in the ship's cabin! The subsequent disciplinary action which Ronnie received saw him demoted from the position of Corporal to that of Marine! Ronnie then moves on to inform us about his time spent in Holland. One particular recollection is that of Ronnie and his men advancing through the Dutch countryside and stumbling across a wagon full of essential supplies. After moving in to take advantage of their findings it wasn't long before the men were under fire! With the likelihood of being spotted by the enemy, Ronnie and his men returned fire on their yet unknown assailants, only to find out that they were in fact US Troops and it was US supplies which they were helping themselves to! After reconciling with the American allies, the two groups of men shared a drink, with the US Troops offering whatever supplies necessary to Ronnie and his mean before the two divisions went their separate ways. Finally, Ronnie tells of his Commandos' continued advancement through Holland, driving the German forces further and further back.

A 3 minute silent protest brings Dhaka to a standstill during the 2013 Shahbag Protest

A 3 minute silent protest brings Dhaka to a standstill during the 2013 Shahbag Protest

Incredible scenes took place across Dhaka, Bangladesh in early 2013 when thousands of people gathered at Shahbag Square and to the streets, bringing Dhaka to a standstill by forming human chains and standing in silence. The protesters demanded that Abdul Quader Mollah and others were sentenced to death after being found guilty of allegedly committing war crimes during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 which resulted in "East Pakistan's" breakaway from Pakistan and established Bangladesh as a sovereign nation.

Remembering WW2 as a child

Remembering WW2 as a child

Margaret recalls the start of WW2 during her childhood, her relatives moving in during the war and how living in the countryside helped avoid any heavy bombing.

Adventure on the High Seas - Escaping from Somalia to Mombasa, Kenya by Boat

Adventure on the High Seas - Escaping from Somalia to Mombasa, Kenya by Boat

Muhammad recalls leaving Somalia for Kenya as a teenager on a small boat which braved the high seas and created some challenges along the way and also in Kenya as a refugee.

Evacuation and the aftermath of the Blitz in the City of London

Evacuation and the aftermath of the Blitz in the City of London

Evelyn Jajechnyk was born and raised in the City of London. She was 12 when she was evacuated with her sister to Norfolk and they stayed there for 3 years during the worst of the bombing. In this interview Evelyn recounts some of her childhood war-time experiences... She remembers the huge difference between the busy market street she lived in in London and the idyllic countryside in Norfolk. Upon her return to London after 3 years she was faced with a destroyed London and on her first night back her parents took her to Aldwych tube station to the shelter... Evelyn also recounts one other incident with a molotov cocktail stuck to her roof!