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Childhood Memories Of WW2

Later, during the time of the V1 flying bombs,, we used to look up at the Spitfires trying to shoot them...

Goodnight Algeria - Good Morning Italy

Some of the more thoughtful among us in Algeria had suggested, half-seriously, half-jokingly, that...

A Baby's War

But many things changed after September 1939: the car, a lovely black Standard 10 with a rear boot door...

My War and Evacuation Memoriesicon for Story with photo

Beryl and I were chosen by a Mr. & Mrs. Davis who had two older children, Alan who was in the Royal...

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WW 2.Memories of these times.

He had served in WW 1.as a military policeman.He had to sleep in the cellar of" The...

Reminiscences of World War II - Doris Fraser (nee Bysouth) aged 81

In the shelter my Mum and Dad slept on bunks that were raised off the ground and my sister Joan, brother...

Doodlebugspotting in Kent - A Near Miss

The Tempest and Typhoon fighters were quite new and were the only aircraft able to catch the dreaded...

Uxbridge SHAEF and London Bushey

This was just a short walk from Oxford Street, and the SHAEF Supreme headquarters were situated in...

World War II Memories

A few months later, my sister and I went to the Alcazar Cinema one evening and I remember the film very...

Rev Richard W Stevens

The next two years we went to the new Hall belonging to the 10th Finchley Scottish Scout Group. The hall...

Living with the V-weapons

Since my job included running messages in Central London and the West End and occasionally to the South...

Camberwell in South London to Warrington and Backicon for Story with photo

Although I remember very little about leaving London or actually arriving in Warrington I do remember that...

What is a kid like me doing in a place like this: The Blitz in Hornchurch

I remember things that went bump in the night; the blackout; being evacuated to Glasgow on a train filled...

Doodlebug Incident St Johns Wood, Londonicon for Story with photo

My paternal Grandmother and two Aunts lived in a ground floor flat at Wharncliffe Gardens just off St Johns...

Home Front and Second Front: a View from Algiers

Yes, I took your advice and went to hear Sibelius' Seventh, the overture to The Magic Flute,...

Jim Humphreys Part 2 of 2

There were attempts to shoot them down over the Channel or some pilots would dive from above them to...

Reserved Occupation:My Life in Wartime London

We took over the old dispensary, and built the lab from scratch.This meant that specimens from Hillingdon...

Derby Day Disastericon for Story with photo

And one of them came down on Derby Road, Tolworth, SURBITON, Surrey a few months later....

Memories of when the bombs passed over.

My home town is Buxton in Derbyshire were I spent my formative years living with my Mum, Dad and sister...

The Little Blitz and Me

This was a reception centre for German POWs; they used to come in by train by the 100s, escorted by...

Evacuation to Bedford and Llansadwrn

Eventually, I found myself in Llansadwrn, and the evacuee co-ordinator, a Mrs Dineen, billeted me with the...

Evacuee Account

Eventually, I found myself in Llansadwrn, and the evacuee co-ordinator, a Mrs Dineen, billeted me with the...

An Acton Teenagers War (part 4)

On the days when I did not go to London, and I was working under the shade of an apple tree in...

WW2- I Remember It Well

One night the Margarine factory at Mitcham was hit and although I don't recall many casualties, our...

A Night Visitor with a Difference

Bearing with smell of a younger brother's feet in one's face, or a curled-up toddler in a damp...

A Teenager's War

I started my apprenticeship in the summer of 1942 in a shipyard in the London docks. In Hyde Park there was...

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