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Childhood memories of the Blitz: In Chiswickicon for Recommended story

We lived in West London, and it never seemed to be worthwhile to go to the shelter during raids, so I slept...

A Crash Landing in a Beaconsfield Street.icon for Recommended story

A Crash Landing in a Beaconsfield Street. Before me,for what seemed like a long length of time but could...

WW2 Memories No3: A Tap on a Windowicon for Recommended story

When the alarm sounded my mother would lean over the fence, and with a stick especially kept for the...

My Escape from a Flying Bombicon for Recommended story

I, of course, expected the bomb to land on the road almost where I stood. I had fallen to the pavement...

The enemy within: A Child in Sheffieldicon for Recommended story

The air raid bunker set up in our garden was cold and bare so my father tidied it up, filled it with...

The May Blitz on Bootleicon for Recommended story

My mother, Josephine Lloyd, was nine years old when Bootle was hit by what is known as 'The May...

Strange Footnote to the London Blitz: An Insurance Claim for Broken Windowsicon for Recommended story

There was however a possibility, The insurance company said that if my father could prove that the bomb...

Bobby Bears Survivalicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I used to live in Freehold Street,Coventry, at the bottom end with my young owner... As Christmas was...

The Greenock Blitz: Thirsty Work!icon for Recommended story

And he said ‘Oh aye,’ he said ‘the pub's open’... There was neither spirits,...

First Air Raid on Coventry icon for Recommended story

By L Pratt: My memories of the bombing of Coventry and the surrounding area are still very clear... The...

Landmine on a Sunday Afternoon, Tring icon for Recommended story

By Mary Slack: One Sunday afternoon during the war, my brother and I were playing camping in the bedroom...

Cross of St Paul's Cathedralicon for Recommended story

Every day during the war someone from Hampstead went up to the Whitestone Pond, the highest point in...

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In Peace & War: A Govan Childhood

Wartime / Expanding horizons The declaration of war / Evacuation The blackout / LDV warden Hazards caused...

Time and Tide, Lehamel

These could be glimpsed through the openings of the paddle boxes as they splashed through the water rising...

Stan Martin's WW2 story

We were all in the water now but hanging on to what was left of the boat, and being swept along by...

A small boys view of WW2.

Well we were all in the shelter for the night, Aunt Mag had to look after my cousin Pat, she was about...

Keep Smiling Through

Mum gave Dad a last minute message, to get Gran and my Uncle George to leave their home in Clapham and use...

Wartime Blackheath

But it has to be admitted that with so many churches in Blackheath, the bombing of St German's has done...

My memories of World War 2: A Child in Sunderland

On a clear, warm night in Sunderland at one in the morning a loan German bomber came in from the sea...

The Air Raids on Plymouth

We stayed on at our house in Alexandra Road, Dad, Uncle Willie, Edna, Doreen and I. We were busy at that...

Remembering the 40s - before and during the waricon for Story with photo

Land-mine descends on parachute, settles on a hedge in the village, fails to explode, Royal Navy Bomb...

Bournemouth, 1942

The ground floor was allocated to the school with two bedrooms, bathrooms, an office, lecture room and...

Autobiography Part 2

However, at the Recruiting Office I was told that they did not accept 16 year olds into aircrew and...

Extract From Josie Vernon's Autobiography

Dad killed her and Mum plucked and drew her, as she normally did with the Christmas birds, cooked her to a...

Peace and War

It was said that the Germans bent the fins on their bombs to give rise to the whistle... Sometimes the...

Wartime Memories: London Blitz

The sky was very bright one night, following a big incendiary raid, reflecting the fires from the...

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