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Memoirs of a Tenth Royal Hussar - "There's a Soldier at the Gate"

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:20 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Following his retirement in 1968 my father, Vincent, wrote his wartime memories by long-hand in five exercise books. The family later decided to have these typed and published in book form. Unfortunately, this was after his death in 2003, so he never saw the finished book.

My father was sent abroad when I was three years old so, when he returned, I didn't recognise him. I had been told he would be arriving and when watching from the front window called out to my mother, "there's a soldier at the gate", not realising it was my father.


Item list and details

Complete text and photographs from the published book - "There's a Soldier at the Gate". [Front and rear cover of book. Contents/forward. Complete text of book. Photos in book.]. Some of the items have been photographed and digitised at Hungerford Library.

Person the story/items relate to

Vincent Arthur Crocker

Person who shared the story/items

Colin Vincent Crocker

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

He was my father,

Type of submission

Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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