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A Wartime Weddingicon for Story with photo

I really had not wanted a church wedding with all the attendant trimmings — a registry office would...

'Dear John' Letters, The Yanks and Montgomery

Another encounter with Montgomery involved a young private had been worked into the ground for no real...

My First Lover has become a Mental Patient

On opening, I was very astonished that this is from my First Lover--Michelle. How can I save my First...

New Zealand Soldiers Recuperating in Barwell

I lived in Barwell during the war and attended Nuneaton High School, a girls’ school....

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Work and Weddings during the War - Ada Thomasicon for Story with photo

I was working at a tin box factory, for the first few months there was nothing, things went on as usual...

Wartime Memories of a Wartime Wedding

My aunt made a tiny fruit cake with hoarded fruit, and we covered it with a cardboard “wedding...

Bofors Guns and Blue Suede Shoes

I went into the Engineering works making Bofors guns at Patricroft near Eccles in Manchester. Ted and...

My Memories of the Second World War: Work in a Costing Office

One day when I was working in the office I suddenly heard a terrific noise, everyone jumped up thinking we...

Only Four Cards in Four POW Years

Then one day, about three months later, a small brown card arrived in the post, with a short printed...

D-Day - Cookie

From 1938 and during WW2 my mother wrote to a young Coldstream Guard, Jim Gregory, who was posted to...

Land Girl and RAF Sergeant

My mum, Joan Pearson, joined the Land Army from her home in Lee Green, London around 1942. Dad's...

Just Another Familyicon for Story with photo

To the left of the Bride is her older brother; her older Sister stands on the extreme left as Matron of...

mums wedding

Until my marriage I lived in Fulham Park Gardens, London SW6.My fiance in Barnes... My new husband could...

My Wartime Experience by Maisie Polwarth

The wedding was planned for Monday April 27th 1942 and the previous Tuesday, call up papers arrived for me...

A Rare Find - A Female Cartographer

My cousin in Nursling heard that they were taking on 12 women and would train them in the drawing office......

War Time Wedding

I lived in Speedwell and Gladys lived on Beaufort Road , Barton Hill which was only a street away from the...

The Beginning of Many Things: Bombed Out in Birmingham

Also my brother in law heard the bomb coming and took cover in the doorway of the shelter... Once we had an...

Mind That Crane !

I was operating an overhead crane, making parts of bombs until 1943 when my daughter was born... I had to...

Women working in munitions

Although we didn't think about the war, the firm I worked for, Charles Letts the diary people, were...

Tom Hewson's Soldier's Story - Part 4

During my stay in Northern Ireland with the 53rd Infantry Division, we carried out many military exercises...

A Story with a Happy Ending.

After A.C.R.C initiation at Weston-Super-Mare, a wireless course at Yatesbury, gunnery school at Manby, a...

War Time Wedding!

He was stationed locally at Melbourne, guarding POW's and I first met him at ‘The Rink’...

The Story of Dorothy Parker

I did a course of night work sitting on the tailboards handing guns to the troops in the lorry including...

My War, by Hilda Aramicon for Story with photo

Ivan and his crew were all awarded medals - Ivan got the D.F.C. - and we were all very proud of him....

'You Were Young, and You Just Carried On'

He ended up a staff Sergeant, so he must've done all right, and we married in 1942, when I was working...

Harry Lidstone Luggicon for Story with photo

By 1939, when war was declared, Harry was promoted to Petty Officer and assigned to the cruiser, HMS...

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