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The Chaperone

This changed with the arrival of the American 82nd Airborne Regiment who occupied Moyola Park Estate. The...

Memories from N.I

Memories too of Donaghadee and RAF rescue launch based at Harbour, sinking of s.s Troutpool, stranding of...

The Evacuees

My gran and her family nwere lucky because they were given some sweets by the army because they weren't...

The Blitz - A Stay in the Country As Told by Margaret Ferguson

When things in Belfast got really bad, we were evacuated to Ballymoney... Then I got my first job, at...

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Sand and Gravel supplies for the War effort in Fermanagh

Mrs Florence Telford aged 91 who lived at Aughyoule Derrylin, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland during the...

June Martins Memories of a Belfast Childhood during WW2 (smuggling)

It was customary for busloads of people from the North to go to the nearest town “across the...

My Brother the Spy?

This memory involves my brother Edwin who, at the tender age of eleven years, was accused of being a...

Boy on a Bomb

Robert Laughlin of Ballyclare was stationed in Jackson Fields Barracks on the Holywood Rd with the RURwhen...

World War Sweets

Her local sweet shop was Wilsons on the Newtownards Road in Belfast. On Friday night she went down to...

My Brother, the Spy

This memory involves my brother Edwin who, at the tender age of eleven years, was accused of being a...

Cheated Out of Sweets

Annie was 8 years old in Clogher, County Tyrone when a flat-bed truck passed with GI's at the bottom of...

Belfast Shoe Shine Boy

His grandfather,James Hutton made him a wooden box to carry shoe polish and brushes and off he went to the...

The Blitz: Under the Stairs, As Told by Margaret Harrison

My Mum would make us go into our cupboard under the stairs....

The Country - As Told by Greta Smyth

My brothers and Father would stay at home, until one time when the bombs were dropped and they landed near...

Easter Raid April 14-15th 1941

My Mother and I were the only remaining survivors of the Raid on 29 Hogarth Street, Duncairn Gardens, my...

Rationing

I remember being about 9 years of age and I didn't like the gas masks.Although there were air-raid...

German Prisoners & US Allies

He told me about seeing train loads of German prisoners in Cookstown, Co Tyrone and Moygashel, Co... In...

Paddie Breen

I remember the Germans once over flew the city and dropped incendiaries on a large hill known locally as...

Boating

We lived in Greenmount Street near the railway and weren't too bothered by the air-raids. I remember...

In the Air Force

I served in the WAAF during the war, based at Aldergrove... I met my husband during the war while he was...

Evacuated

I attended St. Mark's School at Ligoniel during the war... I was evacuated to a farm in Dunloy for...

The Blitz: Huddled Together - As Told by Marion Hunter

On one particular occasion when the all clear had been given we came out to find my two brothers covered...

Blackout

I lived on the Shankill during World War 2. I remember buying blackout material for the curtains....

Bombs

I lived in Wilton Street off the Shankill Road... I myself worked as a cook during the war and remember the...

Coal Bunker

I remember that during the air-raids we used to hide the children in the coal bunker which was kept clean...

Gas masks

I worked as a cleaner in different houses. I lived in Loughgall in the country and had to carry a gas mask...

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