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An Evacuee in Devon

I was firstly evacuated in Cambridgeshire, then when the blitz was more or less over, returned to London in...

Premonition or Post Presumption

The village church at Littleham had a tomb for the Nelson family and I suppose some thought my young...

Through the Eyes of a Child

Although I was too young to feel frightened of what was happening around me in London, clearly my parents...

Plymouth Blitz

My next terrifying experience was in 1941 when 1000 incendiary bombs were dropped on Plymouth, the...

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D Day on the Road into Plymouth

Plymouth Airport was a fighter base, Glenholt Woods echoed to the sound of rifle fire, the roads were full...

Memories of the 'Blitz' in Plymouth

I had been in the mixed Grammar School in Plymouth from 1930 to 1937, but left home to go to London to...

The Westminster Hotelicon for Story with photo

I was, as you know wearing my steel helmet and greatcoat and hearing a lot of bombs coming down I drew away...

Celebrating My Birthday During an Air-Raid in Portsmouth by Sydney Johnson

I have reason to remember the date because it was my Birthday on the 8th March and my Mother had sent me...

HMS Defiance - Devonport

Just for strangers to that excellent ship it comprised three old tubs lashed together with gangways between...

The Kingdoms

The Kingdoms...

RAPC Ilfracombeicon for Story with photo

Three of the most prominent, The Ilfracombe, The Imperial and The Dulkusha were used as Pay Offices, and...

Germans Provide Seats

It was wonderful to leave with the other girls; I don't know which I enjoyed more Molly's company...

Child of the war story by Marionne

My mother took us away as evacuees again to Frampton Mansell in the Cotswolds — lovely country but...

Memories of 1939/40

Returning from Dunkirk, my godfather, John Skelsey, - I think an officer in the Highland Division at the...

EVACUATION

The main pleasure for us as children, was that there was a general rush in the morning to get out and pick...

Evacuation Memories

I remember we went by train, where from I don't know, and we arrived in Newton Abbot in the dark. It...

Audrey's Wartime Adventures -Part 8: Turkish Pilots - May 1944

well you see on Monday I have a laundry exam and I have to wash, starch and iron a gentleman's...

Big Ben and Doodle Bugs

On one occasion, I had been out in Felixstowe and was waiting for a Taxi in the railway station, with its...

An Evacuee in Torquay, Devon

My name is Anne Fordham and I was evacuated from my home in Charlton, London, when I was 8 years old to...

Totnes Viewicon for Story with photo

They knew that my favourite Uncle ken was down there, with his wife, Aunty Em, my mother's younger...

A School Girl's View of the War: In Plymouth and Bournemouth

One day during or just after a bad raid, Dorothy's bus to school, a private school called Gunnerside,in...

My First Orange

We had Belgian fishermen who talked a strange way; air raid warning sirens that at night meant a night...

War Story Of Doreen Thorrington

During this time my mother was caretaker of our village school at Sparkwell, and the school was used as a...

Pasties in Wartime

This shop was famous for those savory pasties and they were always in great demand by our people in their...

Peter Dawbarn -Part 1: Other Exploitsicon for Story with photo

Peter Dawbarn began his training in February 1939 in Perth in Scotland; flying Tiger Moths. Following a...

A Most Unusual Evacuation

This incident happened on 28th April, 1944 when nine German “E” boats broke our defences and...

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