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Germ Warfare: Clare Hall Hospital

USA Army Surgeon-General Bushnell's famous remark lies at the base of all treatment: "For...

A Bermondsey Boy's War. Part 2-Prelude to the Blitz.

Dad's Shop was in Galleywall Road, which joined Southwark Park Road at the part which was the main...

Childhood Memories of WW2: In Islington, London

I said to my mum and pointing up at the flack," Who gets that stuff out of the sky, mummy?". Mum...

Adelaide's Party by Rob Farley

In the cool of the morning, the shrapnel still too warm to covet for posterity, rummaging around in the...

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The Story of Mrs Hennigan

In London I had friends that I use to go out with, I used to meet a lady who's husband was in...

The Story of Bevin's Babes: Chapter 2

Austria — the “Austrian Auschluss” - in which several of her family perished, she...

War Memories: Working as a Builder in London

I worked for a builder called Ackworth who had teams of young lads and older men engaged in bomb damage...

Daisy's War: Deptford during the Blitz

In Deptford High Street there was a bomb shelter under a big shop- Burton's, a clothing shop... By the...

Evacuation and a London Childhood

We left on the Ford Motor Company Jetty, Dagenham on the River Thames. My brothers and I handed up at...

A Bill Brown Experience: Chapter 12 D Rothery

Chapter XII - Afterthought Shortly after my transfer to Chelsea barracks from Pirbright, one of the barrack...

The Evacuee: From Brockley to Wadhurst

We had been away on holiday at Barmouth for three weeks, that is my Dad and Mum, my brother who could only...

War is Imminent

Meanwhile we had a postcard from Margaret, re-addressed from London saying Dear Mummy and Daddy, I am in...

"CornCob" MS Innerton & HMS Despatch, 'Floating Mulberry Harbour'

CORNCOB’ MS INNERTON & HMS DESPATCH IN ‘THE FLOATING’ MULBERRY HARBOUR by William...

Nancy recalls her service with the WRNS at Station Xicon for Story with photo

At night, from the dark streets where they dodged cars and buses, with their merest glim of light from...

The Story of One Who Did Not Evacuate

I think Dad hoped that Mum would move out but we stayed. Her Dad was a GI and when we had no...

Making the King Laugh: Memories of VE Dayicon for Story with photo

I was commanded by His Majesty King George VI to be present at an Investiture at Buckingham Palace on May...

Memories of the Peoples War.

Not far away from where I lived was Carpenters Road, which had lot of factories which had been bombed out...

Jewish Lady's Social Life in London [R.Amdur]

The main point in this story concerns one group of US airmen in particular, they were all New York Jewish...

The War for River People

They had worked for Hay's Wharf for years, my grandfather since 1912 - at the start of the war he was...

Grandmama's War

My younger sister and I were lucky, because our mother came with us as an escort, but lots of children and...

WW2 Memoriesicon for Story with photo

I cannot remember how much longer I stayed as an evacuee in Rushden but I know I returned home to Chiswick...

Munich Crisis

We were very cosmopolitan, a lot of German Jews escaping Nazi Germany, opposite lived the Cohen's, next...

Child of the Blitz:London

It was our first sight of what we later found out to be a barrage balloon, which was going to be a...

Evacuationicon for Story with photo

At the end of the Banbury Road there were four of us left and we knocked at a door and a very...

V1s - Three Painless encounters

It had passed almost overhead with the pulse engine going full blast, when, suddenly, there was the shout...

Childhood: Elsie's Story September 1939: Evacuated from London to Bath

I was getting very used to this new life when my mother came down to Bath for a visit and then told...

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