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Reminiscences of a Hampshire Home Guard - Part 2icon for Recommended story

Towards the end of summer 1943 we were involved in an “invasion” exercise, the enemy being our...

Stan Rowley's Experiences with the Manchester Regimenticon for Recommended story

The German plane dropped two bombs that landed near the Odeon cinema and all the windows and emergency...

HMS Forward (1939-1945)icon for Recommended story

This is the story of the abandoned and little-known tunnels of Royal Naval Headquarters HMS Forward at...

The Secret Tunnels of South Heightonicon for Recommended story

As such, it was responsible for HMS Marlborough at Eastbourne, HMS Aggressive and HMS Newt at Newhaven, HMS...

The Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS), Horsham icon for Recommended story

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

CHILDREN IN WARTIME RODMELLicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Rodmell originally had two farms, a public house, a village shop, a Post Office, a petrol forecourt and a...

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...

Tractor Driver Betty - Part 2 (1943-1949)icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The last two years of my Land Army days I was transferred to East Sussex and employed by the East Sussex...

A Lumberjill's Story - Maruguerite France Dommenicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

When War broke out I was in Switzerland with my parents, but I was British, because I was born there, and...

An Evacuee's Tale: Athlone, Irelandicon for Recommended story

Eventually mother, my middle sister and l crossed to southern Ireland to take refuge with Uncle Frank and...

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Vic Crow was on watch, and because the boats were smashing to and fro against each other, so violently that...

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...

Evacuee from Lambethicon for Recommended story

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

Wartime Memories: Working as a Red Cross Nurse in Horshamicon for Recommended story

As there was time to spare before the train came I would wait on the Crawley Post Office step for the Post...

Dad's Army - the Real Thingicon for Recommended story

His six months in the Army did good as he used to play his accordion in the local pub of an evening...

Canadian Menicon for Recommended story

All adults look large when you are about two and a half feet tall but when the Canadians arrived, I had...

Childhood in Kemp Townicon for Recommended story

My earliest realistic memory is living in Montague Street, Brighton and taking cover beneath my...

I was a Penicillin Guinea-Pigicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The boils and blotches on my legs appeared to the medical staff to be suitable specimens for a research...

My Father Alexander Murray Prisoner of Waricon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

We lived at 67 Foredown Drive Portslade East Sussex, my grand father Capt J.J Crowe V.C retired visited us...

Nursing Memories: Royal Sussex County Hospitalicon for Recommended story

It was a hospital of 300 beds then.In 1940 I was involved in the nursing of soldiers rescued from the...

Evacuation and Romanceicon for Recommended story

Patricia Marriott was 14 when she was evacuated with other class members from Buckingham Gate Central...

Downed Pilots in Sussexicon for Recommended story

We were watching the dog-fighting going on, allied and German fighters battling it out in the sky above......

A Star is Bornicon for Recommended story

In the Boys’ Brigade you were never on parade, You had to have your morning cup of tea, How did you...

Every Picture Tells A Storyicon for Recommended story

I flew operations from RAF Tangmere in Typhoons during 1943-44, and subsequently moved to an advanced...

A Ring of Shrapnel: Memories of a Land Girl in Peacehavenicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I was working on the land, casual work — hoeing, picking peas, gathering potatoes by hand - in all...

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

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