- Contributed by
- BBC Southern Counties Radio
- People in story:
- Kenneth Talmage, William E Talmage, Ivy M Talmage, Reg Gardner
- Location of story:
- Chichester, West Sussex
- Background to story:
- Article ID:
- Contributed on:
- 14 July 2005
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I remember .................
Newspapers in the garden, the 'propaganda'
An american aircraft crashed near our house in Chichester, my pal Reg was badly burned
Running around arms outstretched, pretending to be aeroplanes
D Day, the sky awash with planes
Waiting for the chicken to lay the egg, to make my birthday cake
Hiding under the stairs in an air raid, too young to be scared
The American serviceman and his magic tricks
Aerographs from abroad - censored
Evacuation to Bordon
When the doodlebugs and the tanks came
My father William an auxillary fire fighter
My mother Ivy
V E day at the Cross in Chichester, held aloft on some ones shoulders
How could I ever forget ?
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