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

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FLOWERS FROM THE EAST ENDicon for Recommended story

Rose and Lily were tucked into the warm double bed and Granny wished them goodnight... That afternoon my...

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I along with my sister was evacuated from London in the first wave of children 'sent into the...

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My mam said he was abroad and they didn't want the Germans to know where my dad was. We put my bike...

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Monday 29th December 1941 - Telegram from Mother in Singapore received in Tonbridge to say her and family...

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My next encounter with an evacuee was with Florence, who was billeted with my great- aunts in Roddymoor. I...

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After all these years, it is now April 2005, I can visualise part of the huge four engined Halifax bomber...

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I was wretched in my homeland and my heart was heavy, picturing the equally wretched children scattered...

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