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'The Forgotten Dead' : A Tragedy off the Devon Sands

The flotilla was assigned to the American Fourth Army in Devon, where they trained for the D-Day landings...

American Army in Devon

As a child prior to D-Day, I lived with my parents at Salmon Pool Railway Crossing, the village of Uton,...

Memories of Plymouth Blitz

On another occasion he was standing with his brother Ted watching as Jay's in The Octagon was...

Tip and Run Raid

While bombs were falling, sirens wailing, people running, screaming, in distant parts of the country, Pete,...

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Clifford Wynne's Wartime Memories

The London County Council were well organised and had begun to erect the Anderson air raid shelters,...

A pilots story

Even then things were tough and on one night-time training exercise on a very rainy and windy night two...

School Life and Evacuation in South Devon

Each village hall called a meeting and the Sheriff of Devon and Army Officers came to say everyone would...

Strafing a playing field, Torquay 1943/44

I was a student at the South Devon Technical College, Torquay from 1942 to 1946. We did games on Wednesday...

The Ups and Downs of an Evacuee

I was born in Paddington, West London and lived there till the Second World War when I was evacuated with...

Attack on the Trinity House Lighthouse at Berry Head

We did civilian work and work for the Admiralty and Coast Guard and very often had to take batteries out to...

Watching the Dogfights over Exeter Station

I used to go out and watch the daylight dog fights between the British and German planes over Exeter...

Blitz Wedding

Father was Stationed at a Naval Air Station in Hampshire, mother was staying with Father's relatives in...

Audrey's Wartime Adventures -Part 4: More Oranges - June 1944 “Yanks Confined to barracks”

Audrey's Wartime Adventures -Part 4: More Oranges - June 1944 “Yanks Confined to barracks”...

A Wren Remembers the Build-up to D-Day

Getting Married to Stay in Devon.

When mum came out of hospital we were evacuated to Templeton in Devon... It was a bit different from...

Holiday in Dawlish!? Cross.

The family were on the beach in Dawlish the day that war was declared and my father must have seen a...

Uncle Jim: Part 1

UNCLE JIM was born ERNEST JAMES RICHARDS on the 18th of December 1924 at Greenbank Nursing Home in...

Oh to Be, an Evacuee...a Poem By Bill Yendall

Aunt Nell's name is Mrs. Spear with husband Alf, we are to endear... Yes, Dawlish was the place to be...

Surrounded by Yanks

Mum would play the piano, dad would play darts and my brother and grandmother would play cards. We missed...

Last Voyage of HMS Charybdis

I lived in my parents’ house near St Judes Church in Plymouth and have many memories of the war...

Brief Encounter Circa 1941 by Alma Clarke

This poem was written by my aunt, Alma Clarke....

Dancing Doreen

Children were encouraged to enterain and I started dancing and did ballet until I was 16. Mr and Mrs Poore...

A German Bomber on Dartmoor

Apart from a false air raid alarm on the first full day of war whenm at nearly 6 I was on the...

An Air Raid Experience - Love is Indestructable.

Just before dust and debris hid us from each other I saw the most perfect farewell pass between a...

Unexploded Bomb

On the twelfth of February 1942,, as an RAF aircrew trainee cadet, my companions and I were on a training...

Leamington Memories

I was living in digs on Clarendon Avenue with a friend of mine... I used to play tennis in the Jephson...

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