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Diary Entry, Salisbury: Beginning of the War

The first news this morning was that a British Liner from Glasgow to Montreal has been sunk at sight with...

The First Doodlebug: Sheila's Diary

Dad would not let me go to dance at Town Hall....

My Father on the Home Fronticon for Story with photo

1942 There were planes flying over Warsop to bomb Sheffield... 1943 The first pick a back bomb to land in...

Stick it in your Army.....Album!icon for Story with photo

I'm sure that I was not alone in starting an Army Album at the end of the war... There were of course...

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Diary Entries of C.Clegg India Commandicon for Story with photo

REME 6/B Wkshop India Command. September 30th 1945: Set sail waved good bye to "Gateway of India"....

Diary of locations WW2

Private 7344339 Stephen Fredrick Darke RAMC. On 21st April 1945, Germans left the camp — On 28th...

Germany Surrenders - We Made Ginger Biscuits

Mrs Wilkinson recalls: "We arranged, when VE Day was announced, which would only be on the evening...

Bernard's Story

1943, I joined the army cadets, I used to go on perade in small trousers, the age group of the army cadets...

A Brighton Boy's Wartime Diary February 1941

Today is the last day for writing about our wartime meals which are for today fatbread, bacon, two cups of...

Domestic scene

Bought 'sox' After tea went to Eileen's and saw her clothes. Almost expected to see Cyril and...

Norris Alfred Trout - Dates from his diariesicon for Story with photo

Re-embarked S.S. Northumberland – joined convoy – Cruiser Birmingham + 3 destroyers. Ship broke...

Landmine on Sutton

I rescused my cycle from the debris of the garden shed and rode off to Wawne to fetch my great-uncle and I...

Diary Of A Teenagers Experiences During The Blitz In London

I was at the tender age of fourteen, when, a string of bombs dropped over the area of Kensington in London...

Memories

Some of our remnants made the beach, But huddled in the sand, There seemed no hope for them to reach,...

Diary Entries: May 1945

May 7: Terific excitement, rumours of V E Day, shampooed my hair, went to bed at 12. End of diary entry....

School Dinner Diary

July 20th Had ½ greenish tomato, new spuds, spam and a date pud and custard. Oct 9th Had fish cakes,...

Mrs Ball was Not Amused

I suppose he was lucky, unlike the ‘lads’ in Dad's Army, he had the full monty: battle...

Diary of an 8 year old

A spitfire crashed by Southend Pier and saw the pilot bale out... Heinkel crashed near the railway bridge;...

The Western Brothersicon for Story with photo

He was Kenneth Western of 'The Western Brothers'; a famous double act in the 1930s and 40s. In the...

Scot's Diary Germany Surrenders 2nd Mayicon for Story with photo

Scot's Diary Germany Surrenders 2nd May...

Scot's Diary 1st Jan 1945icon for Story with photo

Scot's Diary 1st Jan 1945...

6 June 1944: Diary Extract: A Signalman in Bari, Italyicon for Story with photo

2nd Front Opens Terrific force invaded France between Le Havre and Cherbourg. If there be a God, guide and...

My Cub's Diaryicon for Story with photo

Cub Scout diary 1939 - page shows the day war was declared... Uncle Fred wanted to hear it and told us all...

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