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

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The Brother of the Heroicon for Recommended story

I wanted to be a hero like my brother, so every day I used to watch out for German planes. On one...

A Child's View of War: Disney Gas Masks and Saving Sugaricon for Recommended story

That evening in the local pub, my father talked to a drinking acquaintance who told him this hilarious...

Dundee Evacuee Pays Bus Fare Home Using her Tattie Moneyicon for Recommended story

Finally I could take no more so one day I sneaked off to the tatties in an attempt to earn enough money...

The Boy Scout Blitz Volunteersicon for Recommended story

Thus this is not my story alone - but that of the 48th and the 20th Croydon Scout Troops who manned at...

Our Memories of Evacuation from Newcastle to Cumbriaicon for Recommended story

Some of us left the train at Warwick Bridge, and were taken to the church hall; the host families selected...

Nurse Jeanicon for Recommended story

The other nurse was a London girl and her name was Jean. Luftwaffe permitting, my mother put my sister and...

Auntie Maggie's Air Raid icon for Recommended story

Off to Uncle Bills in Altrincham, on the bus, Auntie Maggie and me, it was a cold bright day, so it should...

VJ Night Remembered: On High with the Dukeicon for Recommended story

We parked close to the Steble Fountain and, looking up at the Wellington monument, I noticed that the iron...

Collecting Shrapnel - and Bombs - in Wartime Londonicon for Recommended story

Wartime Britain, a London suburb, and a 13-year-old lad setting off at 7am to do his paper round....

Plane Crash in an Essex Cornfieldicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

My dad, who was a member of the ARP, spent some minutes calming me down and then told me he had to...

D-Day Memories of a Paperboyicon for Recommended story

My D-Day story took place in a small Cheshire village, ten miles from the city of Chester, called...

Driving Through a West Bromwich Air Raidicon for Recommended story

My father had to drive over a girder blown into our rear garage access alley.The drive through the raid is...

Mary in Thessalonikiicon for Recommended story

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My Life during WW11: Coventry Cathedral and Torpedo-checkingicon for Recommended story

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Stars of War and Beauty: A Child in Chaldon, Surreyicon for Recommended story

If in our Surrey hills village before the WAR we could enjoy really dark nights 'choc full' of...

Schoolgirl's Memories from Ceylonicon for Recommended story

In 1939 when the war broke out on 2nd September, I was a schoolgirl in Ceylon and lived in a town about...

Casualty of the Greybeardsicon for Recommended story

In 1940, my Dad was serving aboard the S/S ANGLO SAXON a vessel taking a cargo of coal from South Wales to...

The Junior Black Market.icon for Recommended story

The following Saturday morning my sister and I used our pocket money to go from Overton to Basingstoke. On...

Kindness and Hospitality for Belgian Soldiers in Northern Irelandicon for Recommended story

Ours was called Albert Macshiels - which even I could see was a strange name for a Belgian. Among us all we...

A Wartime Child Refugee: From Poland to Balhamicon for Recommended story

Alerted to the German invasion of France, the parents made a dash for England, leaving Mark behind in the...

School memoriesicon for Recommended story

All food was rationed and in short supply. the butter ration was 4 ounces a week. the sweet ration was 2 to...

Childhood Recollections: In London and Bletchleyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Marjorie, the eldest, ended up at the famous Bletchley Park working with the code-breakers whilst Eileen,...

To England with the Kindertransporticon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The translation of the caption in the German Newspaper that Willy sent, reads approximately: 'The...

Wartime rationing and my father's conscienceicon for Recommended story

At the time his energies had been diverted into assisting in the clerical work at the local ordnance...

Evacuated from Edinburgh to The Craigsicon for Recommended story

After a serious German bombing raid on Edinburgh a plan was put in place to evacuate children from the city...

Deaf Parents in the Blitzicon for Recommended story

When the sirens came out for the all-clear the biggest recollection I had — and this is a child of...

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