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A Polish Soldier in Scotland 1940-44

When I went to London - I arrived at night and went straight to my Naffi as one of my friends had...

The Unloved and the Unlovely, part 2

Our main pastime was to go down the hill to Finsbury Park underground station, where for a small amount we...

Bus Stop (Chapter 3 part 1)

As frayed nerves got tighter and the tram further and further from the Depot we found the tension affecting...

Story - Margaret Dane

I was a child at the time of the war and I lived in the suburbs of London. I remember the stories...

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Air Bomber Instructor Part 1 of 3

My ATC squadron was also engaged in helping a balloon barrage unit whose headquarters were in Winfield...

Extraordinary Schooling in WW2 - Part One

I recall startling mother with my total rejection when she suddenly switched to speaking German to us. I...

A Country Vacation

Having been allocated a number of evacuees but not specific children the villager would then choose one...

World War II Changed My Life ,as it did many others, in so many ways, some good, some bad

When Mrs. Ambrose decided to move to be with her daughter, Mrs. Morgan's daughter, Nellie Thomas,...

The Story of Bevin's Babes: Chapter 11

In those days, when Wandsworth and Clapham Common were — in parts — still countrified suburbs,...

Memories: A Child in Lewisham

Dad was on duty at Greenwich one night and we other three and our Scotch terrier, Judy were in the 'dug...

I was Twelve when the War broke out 1939-1945

Dozens of London churches were bombed, but one I remember especially was close to us in Plaistow, the...

Memories of a Canal Boater [J.Peters : Part 8]

I was suddenly startled to hear echoing voices from a boat lying on the stocks' still and dark and high...

1940: A Brief Account of One Schoolgirl's Life During That Year or The Year I Grew Up

I think my main concern was that, if the church bells rang, my parents, working at Feltham, would be...

A Cockney Kid In Green Welliesicon for Story with photo

Mum, Maisie, Stella, Evelyn, Betty and me. Dad, mum,Stella, and Maisie were picking....

Schoolday Memories of Wartime Years, Chapter 3.icon for Story with photo

My Aunt Doll,s next door neighbour, was on her way to the dentists in Trafalger Avenue, one day... Often...

childhood memories

We spent time with Grandma and Aunt Kitty, my mother was off working somewhere. My Grandma was a First...

Some of My Wartime Experiences

Mum and dad took my sister and me to the departure point — a school playground — with our...

Wartime in Beckenham

I suppose that as we were spread all over the London area we were comparatively safe during the holidays...

Childhood Memories of World War Two

We had two adjoining mid-terrace houses - my Mum and Dad, my sister and I in one house and my mother's...

A Boy's War - in North London

There must have been more danger from shrapnel than from German bombs. It eventually drops a bomb on the...

A Bermondsey Boys War. Part 7- The Little Blitz.

Sporadic air-raids went on all through 1943, but as Autumn came, bringing the dark evenings with it, the...

CHANGE OF LIFE: Evacuated to Northants

Phoenix Street borders the area known as Somers Town which infills the space between Euston's platforms...

The Lost Years 1940 to 1945: Childhood Memories of London and the Home Counties

I was with other members of the Boys Brigade in the Assembly Hall when the boy was brought in. Mr White...

One Schoolboy's War Against Hitler!

Each London Borough had its own teams of ARP Control points who monitored the fall of bombs and the...

The Memoirs of a Small Boy during World War Two

When the Germans began to bomb London my mum took me to live with some friends in a village in Essex called...

Wartime Activities 1939-1945 of Peter Ascotticon for Story with photo

This crew member, 22 years old P/O Jack Flemming RAAF landed in a field on Newpark Farm The farmer and his...

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