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Not Yet Five, A Backward Glance at Local Wartime Nurseries by Pat Ruaune

In the period 1st to 27th February 1943 inclusive, there were 838 children being cared for in North Reddish...

My Mother, a Nurse at Middlesex Hospital (nee Harperbury Hospital)

As the night pressed into her half-hours journey to work at Middlesex Colony, near St.Albans, she would be...

Memoirs of a V.A.D. : Part 2

At last it was over and sister said, "Clear up the trolley, nurse, and then make tea for us both, and...

The Story of Lillian Ewins [L.Ewins : Part 2]

Half was for general patients, and the other half took the overflow from the Military Hospital next door...

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The Story of Lillian Ewins [L.Ewins : Part 3]

Billy had a very good voice, like his Dad, and sang m St. Lukes church choir. While Billy was attending...

A Queen Alexandra's Nurse in India by Margaret Ledger

There were other travellers on the train, mostly natives of India and some British troops, but I was the...

St. Nazaire - Operation Chariot - The Doctor's Perspective - Finaleicon for Story with photo

Ahead I saw the Campbeltown just about to move into the dock gates and here we were at the Old Mole, for...

Eileen Couch's Story -Part 1

Anyway, 1943 we had an epidemic of Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria, and the Hospital was full, all the wards...

Life in the Forces Psychiatric Service

10 — Alec and Joyce Sheppard talk about their wartime: Alec, a trained craft teacher, as an artillery...

Life as a Conscientious Objector and Nurse during the Blitz

There were one or two incendiary raids when I was on duty and I can recall one where a number of the...

Islington experiences in World War II

Some were communal like those underground at Islington Green, Finsbury Square, and on the platforms of...

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...

Fever Pitchicon for Story with photo

Off duty nurses slept in the passage ways beneath the main corridor, where the main pipes carrying the gas,...

My War by Fredk Watts - Chapter 2

Anchoring outside the Freetown harbour, the town looked very inviting but we did not go ashore transferring...

Phyllis Briggs's War - A Nurse's Wartime Diary [P.Thom : Part 4]

28th February I was in the surdery that afternoon when two people were brought in; one a tall Australian...

Training as a War Time Nurse in North West London

After the written papers we had to go to the Homoeopathic Hospital in London, for a Viva exam but when we...

Phyllis Briggs's War - More Life in the Dutch Houses [P.Thom : Part 6]

There was a combined Dutch and British party given for the children and every child was given a present....

Memories of a Jewish Couple [Mr. & Mrs.Kammerling]

In Vienna ten per cent of the inhabitants were Jewish. One of my sisters was eighteen at the time in 1938...

Bunty's War

As I left West Dulwich station a Flying bomb passed in the opposite direction I heard the engine stop,...

WAR TIME MEMORIES IN STANLEY

FATHER:COLLIERY MANAGER MOTHER:HOUSEWIFE BROTHER:ROYAL NAVY SISTER:PIT CANTEEN MYSELF:GRAMMAR SCHOOL...

My Bit

I do know that I was on “dirty nurse duty” in the theatre, but loaned to Sister V's ward...

Phyllis Briggs's War - Life in the Dutch Houses [P.Thom : Part 5]

There were many British as well as a few Chinese and Eurasians from Singapore, also the Australian Nursing...

St. Nazaire - Operation Chariot - The Doctor's Perspective - Part 1icon for Story with photo

If the great dock at St. Nazaire could be knocked out then the great ship would have to return to Germany...

Not Another War

The river was easy for them to follow and helped them drop their bombs on the London dock area of East...

Marriage in North Africa

Anthony was able to get a posting to Douera in the Algiers area and he wanted us to get married there. The...

Memoirs of a V.A.D : Part 1

I volunteered to nurse with the British Red Cross soon after the outbreak of war because, whatever...

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