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Another Door Part 9: North Africaicon for Recommended story

We have just learned that Bone is 30 minutes flying time from the Axis base at Cagliary on the tip of...

Wartime Butcher's Boy- Folkestoneicon for Recommended story

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The story of a dark night: A Bombed Munitions Factory in Birminghamicon for Recommended story

Although my back was almost broken I jumped out of the ambulance and after a quick glance at broken windows...

The Red Cross and GIs: Wartime Memories of Leamington Spaicon for Recommended story

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But the war came closer to the Horsham firemen's home ground when a bomb landed on the house of the...

Memories from the Royal Engineers Records Office, Brightonicon for Recommended story

My father and mother had moved to Brighton in the June, when the Royal Engineers Records Office had moved...

A Teenager in Rotherham (Part 2)icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

We went to the three cinemas in town to see every film we could, 'White Christmas', 'For Me and...

The War Through the Window of a Schoolboyicon for Recommended story

One unexploded bomb landed in Christionedd and the Army - with hundreds of villagers watching —...

A Whitehaven 'Screen Lass' Remembers World War Twoicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Introduction This article has been submitted on behalf of Mrs Annie Ferguson from Whitehaven, Cumbria who...

A Telephonist during the Blitzicon for Recommended story

Like the time when we had incendiary bombs in the front and back gardens, I upended a heavy pot with a...

Jack's Kindertransport Storyicon for Recommended story

Jack and his sister Chana travelled with a group of children that left by train in March 1939. Jack's...

A Canning Town Evacuee: Part 3icon for Recommended story

The army lorry stopped beside the bus leaving me nowhere to go except between the army lorry and a lamp...

The Homing Pigeon that Became Pigeon Pieicon for Recommended story

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War Work at Aylesford Paper Millicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I worked at Aylesford paper mill and we used to cycle to work. By then there were only the three of us;...

Farming and the Blitzicon for Recommended story

They used the Langsett, Ewden, Bradfield and Derwent Reservoirs for practice runs and Guy Gibson who led...

My Memories of World War Twoicon for Recommended story

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Radio & TV Trade; and Evacuation from Sloughicon for Recommended story

My father regularly acquired bundles of softwood off cuts from a factory situated on Slough trading estate...

Becoming a Wartime Press Photographer: In Kent and Sussexicon for Recommended story

My photographs of the bombing of a certain West Sussex town, however, made the deadline in a remarkable...

How A Jewish Girl Was Saved By A Good Samaritanicon for Recommended story

All of Trudi's relatives were killed by the Germans. Mary's mother took the children and Trudi down...

Blonde Bombshell?icon for Recommended story

A few weeks later he contacted me to say that he was raising funds for war effort, and asked if I would...

WW2: My Personal Story: A Teenager and the War: Working at Gillettesicon for Recommended story

R A F both on leave had done the same thing, we were asked to dance by them, and met up afterwards...

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Stints at the Odeon On leaving Bobby's I played six nights a week for the dancing in the Odeon...

Working on the Suicide Squad: At Risley Royal Ordnance Factoryicon for Recommended story

I caught the bus from the Punch Bowl at Atherton to Leigh and then another bus from Union Street to Risley....

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After a couple of weeks I was transferred to the hangar, Foxwarren 45, situated at Redhill Road, Byfleet,...

My War Time Workingicon for Recommended story

When the 2nd World War broke out in 1939, I was seventeen and working at Ticklers jam factory in Grimsby....

Doing her Bit: Working in a Munitions Factory in Coventryicon for Recommended story

My mother, Robertina Pearson travelled to Coventry during the war years to work in a munitions factory...

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