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Aye, them six-inch squares of paper Cut from Daily Mail Hole poked in and string thro' Hung on a...

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The people sang the people danced They threw wood on the fire And many children saw entranced That scene,...

Normandy Campaign (D-Day): ‘Will I die alone?’icon for Recommended story

June 1944 There, in the fields of Normandy that June, the poppies grew, A generation onwards from the one...

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Extracts from Winifred Basham's diary 1939-1945 Chapter 6

So after dinner we went for a picnic with Roger on my bike and Gillian on Percy's... I put Gillian to...

Freeman to Prisoner to Freedman Part Two

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The Story of DOUGLAS HEWITT (my husband) — Part 1

How can ye chant ye little birds And I sae fua care Thou'll break my heart, thou bonnie bird That sings...

Experiences of the War in Poetryicon for Story with photo

The Blacksmiths’ workshop was a tent Known as an EPIP* There once about a job I went I thought old...

A Holiday With Pay

It was during the Second World war that the Port Ordnance Detachments, in several of which Dad served, were...

The Story of DOUGLAS HEWITT (my husband) — Part 2

Gimme a vast celestial bed With fevvers ten miles deep And gimme a couple of centuries To get me a bit of...

Wartime Memories

Experience of Mr. Stan and John Curtis. Acknowledgements – Doodlebugs and Rockets by Bob Ogley Sept...

Escaper's Escapade

At Argos we were well found out By the Heinkel ‘Shufti’ kite Who told his friends without a...

The Story of DOUGLAS HEWITT (my husband) — Part 3

And when they all roll out of bed “Cor blimey what a sight”, When I'm dreaming of my...

Forever Youngicon for Story with photo

Antwerp is a big port, lots of ships in those times, so one morning a P.O. comes aboard, he's looking...

A Siren Suit and I don't do Ironing!icon for Story with photo

I was looking on when, low and behold, as Mum turned the corner of the garden path, situated but a...

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