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

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Whatever will be will beicon for Story with photo

My friend Joan and I used to go to evening classes to learn ballroom dancing. Joan was my bridesmaid, but...

My experiences in the food office and the Heavy ACK ACK

I was almost 22years old 'the day war broke out' I was working for Jackson Stops and Staffin Curzon...

The War in Homerton High Street (London)

We got married on Christmas day in a Church that had had its roof blown off a few days before that, we...

Memories Of A Land Girl-Constance Hoskins

Then I was sent into the Land Army, I had never travelled so far on my own before, but I got there...

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"That's Amore"

I am a Methodist by religion while the wife was Catholic but that was sorted out, but permission to marry...

“There Is No Place Like Home, Is There Dear?”icon for Story with photo

During World War Two my uncle and aunt, Ronald and Marie Ritson, started writing to each other as...

A Wartime Wedding

The whole village helped with our wedding, giving Mum little bits of their rations... We weren't...

The Virgin Soldier - A Love Story

Having completed my initial military training by April 1941, my first posting as a Gunner in the Royal...

But, Death Brings Hope’icon for Story with photo

My sister Joan and I would take breakfast up to these boys in bed, usually five or six of them, and my...

A Bicycle Made for Two

All Charles's friends were either at home or abroad fighting the War so he persuaded a work colleague...

The Reed Family

My uncle tells the story of how he came home on a very rare visit and alighted from Shildon railway station...

Romance:WAAF Barrage Balloon Site

One night at 2am I was woken up and told to go on guard duty because a WAAF had gone off sick,...

Gus and Rene's War

Gus Krayer and Rene Shodken got married on 25 August 1940, knowing Gus was about to be called up....

The Tragic Wartime Romance of Norman Battersby and Eileen Smith

The first we hear from Eileen is in a chatty letter that she sent to Norman, who was stationed at Appledore...

ENSA in Normandy

Before the war Phyll had been trained as dancer at a leading ballet school and performed in various London...

Mum and Dad's War

To my mum and dad though, it was new as yesterday and my mum was always keen to tell my brother Howard...

The Story of a War Heroicon for Story with photo

He lived with the awful sight of his friend "Soapy Hudson " being shot and killed alongside him,...

Wartime Nurse

In the early days of World War 2 I was invited to attend a Post Mortem because, as a member of the...

Flying Boaticon for Story with photo

I well remember one night in early 1941 when the oil tanks in a suburb of Plymouth were bombed, we were...

The Disrupted Wedding

We booked the reception at Reggiories Restaurant which was across the road from King's Cross Station...

Some Things are Meant to Be

Although both my Granma and Grandad spoke very little about the war, my Dad was able to explain in more...

The ATS in Wartime Northamton - part 1

Most of my time was taken up sewing tags on second-rate stock for reduced sale. For Gladys's...

Love from England to South Africa

Grampy sent Nan the money for her ticket and so in June 1948 my Nan left her beloved South Africa on the...

BOY MEETS GIRL

Sidney had arrived a few days before to Liverpool docks, thin, tired and ill he had had Malaria while in...

Letter to My Grandson Ben From Granny Eileen Crane.

I arranged to meet Greataunt Min in Oxford Street to buy material, but that night Hitler decided to bomb...

A Young Wife’s Memory of Barkingside

I was lucky to have a “white” wedding and I queued at John Lewis’ store from 6.30am for...

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