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What Now?? Nursing in Holland

London Memories

I was living in Harlesden which is part of Willesden and the factory was near my home. I also remember...

Nursing in Wartime [F.Ashdown]

As nurses were were given little jars of butter and sugar once a week. I caught a nasty cough, so...

Betty Sykes -Memories

I sent off for all the papers and I went into work and said to the secretary "I want to join the...

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Troopship #2

The Story of Kerry Cunnington

The first day of the war as a training Nurse in a London hospital I was evocated in a double Decker bus...

The Victory Paradeicon for Story with photo

Limited space made dressing difficult but starched white aprons and caps are designed to be effective and...

Six George Medal heroines tracedicon for Story with photo

Betty Boothroyd, the former Speaker of the House of Commons, has traced six of the small, surviving group...

Waiting for our call up.

'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...

Nursing after Dunkirk and D-Day [N.Barnes]

Nursing after Dunkirk and D-Day. I then moved to Queen Elizabeth's Hospital in Birmingham for general...

From Here....To There #3

Ethel Bardsley, a Queen Alexandra nurse at Belsenicon for Story with photo

Ethel volunteered to serve in the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing service on the 27th July...

War on the Wards

In the forty-bedded ward were 20 Free French patients and 20 German wounded prisoners of war! As student...

World War 2 D. Day Landings

Recently this all came back to me when I found a Dutch Bible in my husband's study, found by me during...

Nursing During the War

St Thomas’ main base was Botley's Park, with several wards at two mental hospitals near Woking...

After The liberation: Life in Holland

My war experience in the VAD( Voluntary Aid Detachment)

They were not taken to the basement as the Colonel said that the Germans are bombing us so what was the...

Wartime Memories - Part Three

The same month, the Germans marched into Oslo and King Haakan and his government came to England and...

Kelly Lamps and Searchlights

And the nursing home was where the Civic Hall now is; in the Wartime it was turned into a maternity home,...

I danced with Stewart Granger

We heard the low drone of enemy aircraft and my mother dashed out of the back door to get the washing in,...

Hospital Work in Wartime

I was living in Norwich during the war and working at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital as a laundry maid. I...

From the Cellar into the Snow: Life in Postwar Holland

Going AWOL

Ack-ack units were firing at the German planes and the sky was lit up with searchlights from all over...

Nursing in Cambridge

We also met wounded prisoners, who went to the exam hall in Downing Street, Cambridge. Cambridge had...

Nursing Memories

Holidays taken in London with nursing friends and bombs being dropped... We saw Ivor Novello in...

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