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A Town Under Attack

Damage and casualties were caused by high explosive, incendiary and oil bombs; by crashing aircraft; by...

A Kentish Girl's Memories of Wartime

Neverthesless he became an Air Raid Warden and every night would don his tin hat, and clutching his gas...

Morrison Table Shelter

My youngest brother did survive the war, thanks to Mum and Dad, whether any the wiser I do not know, but...

Wartime Folkestone a Child's View

On the whole the wartime in folkestone for me was a happy time,scarry at times,but unfortunately the...

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The Clouds of War: Memories of Childhood in Kent

At that time, the Luftwaffe was beginning to concentrate it's bombing campaign on the city of London...

World War 2 As Seen By A 10-to-16-Year-Old Boy

Sidcup was on the south-eastern outskirts of London and, after France had been overrun by the Germans, the...

Letter to My Grandson Ben From Granny Eileen Crane.

I arranged to meet Greataunt Min in Oxford Street to buy material, but that night Hitler decided to bomb...

My War at Sea

The captain called this a 'spoof'. With the shorter days we resumed convoy work, but at night time...

Life After..... First ARP Duty

The incident was a Messerschmit 110 shot down and crashed into a row of farm cottages, only a mile or so...

Doodle-bugs - to Luneberg

I was the sole Typex Cipher bod in the Unit, however it was not until back in Britain afterwards that my...

An Evacuee's Story: From Kent to North Wales

Mr and Mrs. Morgan lived in a little terrace house in Morfa Nefyn, a small village outside Nefyn, on the...

Getting By in Wartime Rochester

The factory was Short Brothers in Rochester and we were making Sunderland and Stirling aircraft. I found...

Hellfire Corner

In early 1942, as we had overhead lighting, I left my hand lamp on the last tub, so that I knew which...

My War Time Story

Now we were ready for posting and in January 1943, my friend Isobel and I were posted to Blackdown in...

As I Remember as a Boy in Bomb Alley

Night after night the German bombers came over, their targets being the Woolwich Arsenal and the docks, we...

Fire Service Messengers

I was the Senior Messenger for the Bromley division and often used to ride with the Divisional Officer in...

Belvedere Boy

The Hornchurch spitfires were rumoured to be underground. Most 9 year olds believed that spitfires circled...

A Big Family's War

When the air raid siren went off during the day the teacher would instruct the children in times tables or...

Joan Pankhurst goes to the USA,1940-43

Our convoy sailed out across the Atlantic and we headed toward Greenland to avoid enemy U-boats, passing...

Folkestone to Merthyr to Tonbridge

My mother then approached the Education Officer with a view to finding me a place at a remaining Folkestone...

Intrinsicall Woven Memoriesicon for Story with photo

The air raid warnings were a daily event and bombs dropping, as Enemy planes flew overhead en route to the...

Front Line Land Girl: In Kent

He was awarded a medal for his services as was our Forewoman Grace Harrison. We farmed all the land...

The Day War Broke Out

Another Sunday, I don't remember the date, but it must have been in 1940, I was going to Chatham to see...

My Wartime Experiences

When I was about eight years old and things were getting worse, Mum and Dad took us down to Bournemouth,...

From Downham to Shepton Beauchamp

We were sent to Somerset, perhaps on the same train as Michael Aspel, as he went to Chard, quite close to...

Wartime Memories of Patricia Snow

Grandfather explained that his son was seriously injured lying in St. Bart's hostptal and in the other...

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