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Stories categorised in 'Childhood and Evacuation'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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Dalton is close to Barrow which had been bombed quite a lot at the beginning of the war... My mother came...

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However when I was in elementary school the War had just started and our group of youngsters decided to...

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My brother, who was eight years old at the time, was evacuated with all the other school children from...

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At the same time we believed the Germans were to launch a bombing raid on Clydeside. All the Germans did...

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

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Mum kept a photo of him on the dressing table and as I began to talk I learned to ask God every...

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I witnessed newly brought-down German planes, ditched English planes and so on. Because my father always...

Air Raids: Mrs Harris's Airplanesicon for Recommended story

"I was seven years old when war was declared in 1939 and as the war progressed it was decided among the...

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I was born in November 1939 in Rowlands Gill, County Durham, two months after the outbreak of World War...

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On more than one occassion, during 1942 and 1943, some of my friends would proudly display one or two live...

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

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His name was Sapper Carter, David Arthur, Number 1 Section 672 Artisan and Works Company, Royal Engineer...

A Three-Year-Old's Recollectionicon for Recommended story

His name was Sapper Carter, David Arthur, Number 1 Section 672 Artisan and Works Company, Royal Engineer...

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We were born in Cardiff our mother was English and our father was Japanese. On VJ day we were put in the...

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I was a babe in arms at the time and my mother refused to accept a gas mask unless and until they...

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I, together with fourteen other boys were at our desks, struggling with our School Certificate Exams.I was...

Bananasicon for Recommended story

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Black Grass: Childhood Memories of RAF St Athanicon for Recommended story

In 1940 when I was two years old, we were living in Married Quarters at RAF ST. Athen in South Wales....

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During the winter of 1944—5, I was asleep in my cot in an upstairs bedroom of my grandparents'...

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My mother thought that bombs looked like milk bottles because of the shape....

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At that time it was against the law for a cinema to open for profit on a Sunday, so a well-known Glasgow...

Bananas: Chell, Stoke-on-Trenticon for Recommended story

At the age of 4 he was given his first banana... He ate the banana with the skin on!...

Child's Eye: Collecting Shrapnelicon for Recommended story

All small boys had a shrapnel collection, usually in a brown paper bag. The high temperatures experienced...

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The farm lay on the flight path of some spitfire squadrons which would fly low over the farm from time to...

Kids' 'Siren' Game in Oldhamicon for Recommended story

At 5 mins to nine ,there were 250/300 children round a corner waiting to see if the siren would go before...

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One day while we were at my school, Coombe Road School, we suddenly heard the sound of aircraft during the...

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