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

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My Wartime Anecdotes (1939 – 1945)

Meanwhile, my sister Doris, a voluntary St. John's nurse, had joined the Ambulance Brigade, and in the...

The War Years, 1939 - 1945: Childhood Memories in Waterloo

In that winter Mother dressed me in knee-high black, leather lace-up boots,, an itchy woollen vest,, long...

My Wartime Experiences

When I was 7 I remember waiting to see Father Christmas on Christmas Eve, and hearing the door open and...

Memories of a Schoolboy: In Norfolk and Wimbledon

My first real war memory was being piled into our 1927 Austin 7 on the evening of September 1st.1939 and...

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Hitler V. Brighton Boy Part 4

It was a tribute to the quality of his leadership that although the Varndean boys were eligible to join the...

The War in the West - A Child's Perspective

Soon came upon our ears the sound that we learned to dread, the characteristic throbbing of aircraft...

The War in the West - A Child's Perspective

Soon came upon our ears the sound that we learned to dread, the characteristic throbbing of aircraft...

Derrick Sharp: Memories of a Wartime Schoolboy

Jessop Park had bomb damage as had St Andrew's Church, Purlwell, where slates had been blown off the...

Early Wartime Thoughts, ATS and Army Post

We all helped each other to cope in the best way we could and when our war with Europe was won in...

Memories of WW2 in a Cotswold Village

The bags were then stacked to make a wall in front of the downstairs Police Station windows, the latter...

A Child's War: In Hull

I lived in Hull, in East Yorkshire, with my mother and father at 24 Claremont Avenue. By the time mother...

The Time of My Life: WW2 Childhood Memories

In the glass lean-to, which was in the garden directly below my bedroom window, a new...

Bombings, Near Misses, Brutal Schooling - and More: A Childhood in Guildford

The part which really got to him was that German paratroopers were going to land on Stag Hill and take...

Baedekker Raids and My Family: In Norwich

The main road gave us a choice-turn west toward Norwich or east toward Lowestoft. The only other direction...

Wartime Memories: Childhood in Shirley

All the time the bombs were falling Gran was desperately trying to get an Anderson Shelter, but she was...

My life - Cyril Chapman - part two

The village of Heilly was on a very minor road and we could hear the sound of bombing and gunfire before we...

Infant on the Home Front: In Norbury

Preparations included the issue of gasmasks; making black-out blinds; taping-up the window panes; eldest...

Bill Taws Story: Childhood Memories of South Shields

The second bomb was reported to have gone down the funnel blowing the engine room to smithereens and a...

A Small Boy's War in Gravesend

Sometimes my mother took me away from Gravesend, to escape the German bombing, and that in itself was quite...

The Coventry Blitz

The first bombs I shall never forget the first bombs to be dropped on Coventry. As Coventry began to...

Memories of an evacuee's life in Norfolk by Margaret Boon (nee Webb)icon for Story with photo

After driving through the famous Thetford Forest and some beautiful countryside, during which time I had...

THE WAR TIME EXPERIENCES THAT I REMEMBER

I cycled back to the reservoir and was relieved to find that the boy I had passed in the field had had...

A Childhood in Gosport and Portsmouth : Part One

Having been discharged on pension, he served with the Royal Marine Police at the RN Armament Depots,...

A Lifetime Remembered: part 1 The 'Phoney' Evacuation

But I do remember what happened next, the teacher called out my name ‘Teddy Parsons’ this is...

My Childhood Experiences of WW2

In the meantime a friend of the family, Charlie, had heard that our district had been bombed so he came to...

WW2 Through the Eyes of a Little Girl

My brother Roy was staying with a nice family, Mr. and Mrs. G. and their 7-year-old son Tony. My brother...

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