D-Day Veteran Interviews
D-Day Veteran Interviews: George Skipper
Recently Dan met D-Day Veteran and Chelsea Pensioner George Skipper at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. After being called in to the British Army in 1940 as an eighteen year old, by June 1944 he was already a veteran of the North African campaign. During the D-Day landings, George and his regiment landed at Gold Beach. In this interview George recalls his experience in the landing: the opposition he faced (including an SS division), the thoughts running through his mind as he came under fire, and the pride he has for taking part.
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D-Day Veteran Interviews: Bill Fitzge...
Recently Dan met D-Day Veteran and Chelsea Pensioner Bill Fitzgerald at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. After enlisting with the British Army as an eighteen year old in 1944 Bill reveals the extraordinary preparations he and his fellow recruits went through for D-Day with the famous 7th Armoured Divi...