Discussions on all aspects of the Second World War
posted by Steve Wright at 9:45 a.m.
Longest Steve?You may be right, although I think we might have to consider Len "Snowie" Baynes "The Will to Live" at:http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/62/a1986762.shtml.Even if your own submission is not the longest it's certainly a good read and I can recommend it to others
:blushes: You're very kind, Ron. Thank you.
Just checked Len Baynes' contribution. I think you've spotted the winner, Ron! How much have you read?
All of it !I've also got his book "Kept-The other Side of Temko'.As you've probably gathered I'm a fan of his, so I'm biased
Len, in the early days for some reasom asked me for help which I gladly gave often bringing Peter in when I was stuck.I had to persuade him to carry on telling those stories as I knew nothing of that war. We had been told they were cowards who gave up too easily.Reading Lens stories I had to realise what an insult had been dealt to those men and women.I had an education reading each episode as it came on the site, human nature will prevail and Len must be an outstanding chap.We still are in contact and he still grows all his own Vegetables even with his disability so to me one hell of a man.
Len would certainly get my vote for not only longest but probably best stories from that war - the other would be from Tom the Pom - his tales of POW camp are funny in the extreme with an underlying tinge of anger.A real Argyll.
With the 3000 word limit as a maximum, Len 'Snowie' Baynes 'Will to Live' has been split up into multiple chapters. It was certainly a fine effort to share his experiences with others for this Project. Every individual posting is worth reading over again. There is quality as well as quantity in what he has written. Of course, sometimes a short contribution, particularly with a photograph to go with it, can convey so much. For example, those of you who were in the war would understood the significance of a Field Postcard sent home from the Frontline. Steve, Ron, Tom and Frank: I've enjoyed reading your own contributions and learnt a lot from them. And Steve, keep up the good work on the Glider Project!
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