An adventurous spirit

Paratrooper John Jeffries not only had an amazing war story to tell but just three years ago, at the age of 95, he completed his first sky dive since he dropped into the Netherlands as part of Operation Market Garden in 1944.
His exploits gained nation…

Black American GIs in Devon

By early 1942, World War Two was at its peak and the UK was already filling with American soldiers in anticipation of an invasion of mainland Europe.
The first of what would ultimately be 1.5m GIs stepped foot on British soil on January 26 of that year…