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A CHILD'S WARicon for Recommended story

The larger ‘Family’ was proudly thought of as a Navy Family living in the City of Plymouth,...

War Through the Eyes of a Child: Plymouth Blitzicon for Recommended story

This resulted in Plymouth being a big target for German bombers, and a place where a young boy like me...

An Evacuation Storyicon for Recommended story

The other girl was Sylvia- Mrs Hockeridge's daughter. Roy Marshall had returned to London early so I...

My School Days at Westminster City Schoolicon for Recommended story

In London I went to school at Greycoats Girls School but not for long for then the bombing started again...

FOOD for Thoughtsicon for Recommended story

Well, with tinned food rationed for many years - and rarely seeing the tasty sardines - I ate three tins...

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"When it was time for us to leave for England the captain under whom I served in the commissary wanted...

Tenderfooticon for Recommended story

Now, there are two mainline stations, and as I'd never been this way before, I picked the nearest, St....

From Country Girl to Factory Girlicon for Recommended story

I can't remember how much we earned, but I can recall that as I was only nineteen years of age, I did...

1942 — A Tragic Bank Holidayicon for Recommended story

I am David Nix and I spent the early war years living, with my grandmother Mrs Emily Gooder and my aunties...

A Christmas Cruiseicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

They sent a second signal, and then a Wren Officer came across in a small launch, with a Wren Coxswain. The...

Yank in Troubleicon for Recommended story

On a Sunday night, the family were sitting in doors, listening to our old farmer friend Fred Bennett,...

Colin Gowman — A Positive Evacuee Experienceicon for Recommended story

During the war I was evacuated for three years from Croydon to a place called Ifracombe in Devon. We...

Lord Haw Haw's Broadcasts about Plymouthicon for Recommended story

She lived in Plymouth and when the city was Blitzed a lot of Plymothians would make their way onto Dartmoor...

Lasting Memory of Evacuation: From Kennington to Devonicon for Recommended story

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We stayed on at our house in Alexandra Road, Dad, Uncle Willie, Edna, Doreen and I. We were busy at that...

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My Last Mission with the Dutch 320 Squadron

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The War in the West - A Child's Perspective

Soon came upon our ears the sound that we learned to dread, the characteristic throbbing of aircraft...

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A few days after we settled into Stepps Cottage and mum had collected Doreen, George and Lily from their...

Evacuated to the West Country: From Bow to Burlescombe

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