BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

15 October 2014
WW2 - People's War

BBC Homepage
BBC History
WW2 People's War Homepage Archive List Timeline About This Site

Contact Us

You are browsing in:

Archive List > Love in Wartime

Stories categorised in 'Love in Wartime'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

More stories

A Soldier Goes to War Part 5

Doris had already gone home on marriage leave and my leave was fixed to start the day before the wedding...

The Village Life of Eileen Cosby

This time I was resident in the village of Kibworth with a family where the husband was a Shoe Designer and...

A Primary Teacher's Experiences 3

At this time (1944) I was living at home in Essex, and just before Christmas, my stepmother was expecting...

Women at War - Timber Corps Girl

I would be sixteen shortly, and Dad who now worked for the Home Timber Production Dept., was sent to take...

Photo Gallery
Love in Wartime Photo Gallerylink to gallery

Photos that were contributed with stories in this category.

icon for Story with photoStory with photo

Engagement and Marriage in occupied Germany 1946 by Edna Stafford (nee Hodgson)

Elsie's dress was taken care of by the W.A.A.F. Welfare Officer, and as Frau Voigt's daughter had...

Torpedoed in the Atlanticicon for Story with photo

All set with Brazilian passport with which to leave the country and a British one with which to enter...

Part 14 PO Valley to the final days.icon for Story with photo

The thing that puzzled the lad at the time was when the Polish elements were taken prisoner; the German...

Under the Red Cross Banner - Working for the VAD in Scotland

Our office in Inverness where we four clerks worked was in the Ardross Hotel, which was on the banks of the...

My Life My War - Chapter 7a

All boats were hoisted inboard, all booms and ladders were recovered and secured, cable parties took their...

Cricket to Pluto - Stanley Tarranticon for Story with photo

We left the station outside Kenley Aerodrome and arrived at Liverpool dock yard not knowing where we were...

Perceptions

An hour or so after dinner dad and Karl set off for the long walk back to the camp and I scampered...

The War C.V. of Ossie Hendersonicon for Story with photo

Ossie's friend Cyril Wroe met him because he had been in the dramatic society before the war They had...

Sex in the City: Algiers, 1943icon for Story with photo

All went well until, as Minna wrote: 'He entered upon an indignant accusation against the...

FRANCIS GEORGE CARTER HEATH

Elizabeth Donald and Francis George Heath met when Liz was only sweet 16 and Frank 18 years. Liz wore White...

Mike Sambrook: a Collection of Wartime Stories as Told to Alan McVeigh

So began Mike Sambrook's life in Kilkeel -- a journey that found him love and marriage, a journey that...

My War Years 1939-1945 (Part 1 1939-1942)

My best friend Betty, whom I'd met at a dance, invited me to her house and I was surprised to find that...

Gwen Brockway - Diary of an Essex Girl (part 2)

Dougie was home on a short leave that weekend and asked if he could cycle over with me to see Sandy. Dougie...

Ben Cumming's War - Chapter 4: Venezia Guilia, meeting Sofia and farewells

The Officers gave many farewell parties in the Chateau and Sofia was an honoured guest at them, she was so...

An Irish - Italian Romance

Had there not been a second world war my father John Logue of Campsie, County Derry would have lived...

An Irish- Italian Romanceicon for Story with photo

Had there not been a Second World War my father John Logue of Campsie, County Derry would have lived...

From Normandy to Norwood, with Loveicon for Story with photo

On Thursday 8 February 1945, Ronald and Marie married at St Chad's Church, South Norwood, London. In...

A W.A.A.F. Meets Her Future Husband, Brussels 1945 by Mary Blood (nee Pettit)

I had a friend, Sally, who was stationed at Malines, an old and historic town, not far from Brussels....

Coming Home (2)icon for Story with photo

In a battle-dress which has never seen a battle, with Hitler and Mussolini dead, I am going home to Minna....

A Love Story

The taxi took me back to Warton and Norman's dad and I went to Carnforth Police Station with the...

The Outbreak of War

A friend who had been a boarder at Bablake School, Coventry at the same time as myself was happy to take me...

Letters from the Home Front Letters 5 - 6icon for Story with photo

In several of these letter Marie refers to George as Peter Precious- as she was a Catholic from Ireland and...

Explore the archive
Browse the full archive list

Most of the content on this site is created by our users, who are members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced.



About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy