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The Blitz

A lot of bombs fell on Edmonton and even more on the Tottenham indistrial estate, where my father worked as...

Night Shifticon for Story with photo

Among them was my father, War Reserve Police Constable No. 592, Alec O'Callaghan, stationed at...

Growing up in WW2

On my first day I was stopped at the entrance by a factory policeman who asked me for Identification once...

Evacuated, Returned, Then Blitzed.

There we were with bombers flying over head, a bomb which may explode any minute and water getting higher...

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Childhood Wartime Memories - Part One

Also the other side of Finsbury Park near Highbury Stadium was the main line out of Kings Cross so these...

A wartime suburban childhood

A few yards away, there was an iron gate which led into an alleyway, which seemed about the safest place to...

An Old Eastenders Boyhood Memories Part 6: 1944 - V1s & V2s

Missiles', in fact, was a rarely used word which, very soon after that Thursday, was replaced by...

Doodlebug

That night we were al asleep in the shelter, the siren had gone and it must have gone 12am when all of...

My War-Time Memories (aged 2 to 7)

Had Mum and Dad been able to foresee the events that were to unfold upon our return, their decision to...

What I Did in the War.

This was because the German planes attacking London headed for the River Thames and had the extra land-mark...

My Wartime Experiences

My next recollection was being sent away to stay with my aunt and uncle in stone in Oxney near Tenterden...

The Age Of Fear

A rattling loose rear mudguard and soft tyres made peddling my bike hard going but I was being driven on by...

WW2-Life in Kent

An old rotten Oak was dug out, following a great deal of chopping and rotten chips all over the garden......

My War Experiences In London

One night a bomb fell in the High Road between Clapham South and Balham Underground stations making a huge...

Memories of Evacuation in WW2

All boys and teachers of our South London Grammar School were packed into a special train whose destination...

The First Day of the Doodlebug Raids

Working in the kitchen, Mother had seen the doodlebug coming low between the wide gap in the avenue of elm...

World War 2 Through the Eyes of a Child in London

I attended Sydenham High School in South East London with my sister who was fifteen and it was decided...

A Bermondsey Boys War. Part 9 - V2s then Victory at last.

There hadn't been any false alarms for a while, and the Girls were getting jittery in case the Officer...

Making the King Laugh: Memories of VE Dayicon for Story with photo

I was commanded by His Majesty King George VI to be present at an Investiture at Buckingham Palace on May...

A War Time Memory

At the same time a theatre nurse began to remove the towel from my leg... I feel indebted to the skill of...

V1s - Three Painless encounters

It had passed almost overhead with the pulse engine going full blast, when, suddenly, there was the shout...

A Child's View of the 39-45 War

At the outbreak of war, the owners of Tilegate decided to move further away from the southwest corner of...

War with Germany as viewed by a 5-9 year-old.

Every home and business had black paper stuck over their windows, which were kept tight shut to keep any...

The 'Bug' on a Mission

Flying mainly at 1,500 feet to beat the gunfire, many 'bugs' were directed to overfly Redhill, then...

Back Home in Chingford

The German airmen used to throw out strips of tape which looked like the video tape we use today, it was...

War-time Intelligence

Soon after this, the V2s started to fall, especially on London and the V1s were tailing off.My unit was...

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