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War-Time Civilian Life in Hunslet Carr, Leeds

The City of Leeds adopted an aircraft carrier HMS ‘Ark Royal’ which was sunk by U-boats early...

Air Raid on Camberwell, London, 16 April 1941

"Once in the shelter we sat down but we found that all the water had been cut off except in the shelter...

An Old Eastender's Boyhood Memories Part 4: Losing a friendicon for Story with photo

Even the shrapnel was easier to find as output exceeded demand - though, what we were secretly hoping to...

Memories of Exeter Blitz and after

This happened to be the village hall in Pinhoe, an outlying area of Exeter not touched by bombs... Having...

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Saving St Paul's

Hundreds of incendiary bombs had set the city alight and as the firemen worked the enemy bombers dropped...

Automatic Days

Nearby Garston docks took the full brunt of the bombing, as did the docks up and down the Mersey and my...

A Lucky Escape

My Mother went upstairs and suddenly shouted down to me to bring up all the pots and pans I could as there...

Memories

In the early hours of the morning the A.R.P warden came to see we were ok and say that most of our...

THE BLITZ — A CHILDHOOD PERSPECTIVE

It is the beginning of April 1941 and Maureen Wilson* is standing in a seemingly never-ending queue of...

The Coventry Blitz

We soon heard the crack of the anti-aircraft guns and the thud of bombs dropping, but as we lived on the...

'You Got Used To Everything'

The scariest moment of the war was when I was visiting my parents in Finchley. I was pushing my daughter...

Listening for the Doodlebug

Even as small child I was aware of this silence and the tension as the women concentrated on the...

WW2 Memories: Childhood Memories of Bournemouth and London

My father had a clerical job with Shell, and at the outbreak of war his office was immediately evacuated to...

Bombings Over Bristolicon for Story with photo

Ian's older brother had been dead for two days as the result of a concentrated German bombing raid on...

Everybody was Family in the Blitz

My father was a Sanitary Inspector and since for a time after returning to London from evacuation in...

Blitz on Norwich

My brother and his wife were bombed out of their house in York Street so they came up to mother's to be...

Wartime Memories of Barbara Mills

When war broke out, I was a 27 year old housewife living in Peverell, Plymouth with my husband Bert who was...

John Millar-The Last Bomber Over Manchester.

John Millar-The Last Bomber Over Manchester. I found out later on that it was the last bomber raid in...

Little Snippets From Newcastle upon Tyne

Walking from work you saw planes very low, could actually see the pilots, he dropped the bombs, hitting the...

My School During WW2

We started knitting scarves and ballaclavas, mittens and seaboot stockings and were thrilled when we...

A wartime childhood in the Salford Docks by Doreen Millington (nee Pennington)

As we were going up Oldfield Road, we were being shot at, the bullets hit a big wooden door as we ran...

Air Raids on Brum

There was the manager Mr. Cowan and Ralph Bishop the Chief Operator, it was pretty noisy with the hell of a...

The Blitz of Plymouth and its Suburbs.

Myself and my neighbour's daughter, Beryl Rodgers, were standing in our doorway watching the gunfire...

"Stonehouse" - The Blitz, from a Boy of the Period

The wounded troops were taken to the Royal Marine Barracks close by or the Royal Naval Hospital,...

Childhood War Memories of London

On the morning of Sunday September 15th 1940, now known as Battle of Britain Day, my sister aged ten and I,...

Our House -Smiths Forever!

My great-grandparents, Amelia, Fred and their son Maurice, my granddad, were living in East Ham, London......

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