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Stories contributed by Genevieve

The German Prisoner
The Sinking of HMS Hermesicon for Story with photo
It Rained on Tuesday: Oak Place
Freddie
My curious brother's near miss
Entertaining the men from St. Dunstan's
A Missionary Family's Life and Escape from Chinaicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo
Peter Dawbarn -Part 3: A Close Encounter with the Equine Kind
Good Idea, Bad Idea
Peter Dawbarn -Part 5: 'It’s like riding a horse'
Peter Dawbarn -Part 2: No Brakes And No Hydraulics, But It’ll Fly!
Peter Dawbarn -Part 4: Flippin' Heinkel 111
A buck-toothed thickie!
Even working in factories and offices could be dangerous
How we carried on having fun in London in spite of the war
Life just carried on — but the end of the war was marvellous
Life as a teleprinter operator with the ATS
Peter Dawbarn - Part 6: Combat
Peter Dawbarn -Part 7: Dawbarn meets the Germans
A teacher's story
The Killicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo
The Searchlighticon for Recommended story
Under Attackicon for Recommended story
Wot, No Paper?
'Y' for Yokeicon for Story with photo
Jungle Sores in Burma
Thanksgiving
New skills
Don and Doris Street married August 18th 1945icon for Story with photo
It Rained on Tuesday: Sports Days
It rained on Tuesday: The community
Big cakes
Fully Fashioned
Just desserts
'By The Left And Off You Go'
'Get off the streets'
'You Have To Go, That's That'
It was Double Declutch - no synchromesh then!
Knickers full of sea water
Peter Dawbarn -Part 1: Other Exploitsicon for Story with photo
A Land Mine in Burnham-on-Crouchicon for Story with photo
'I'm Jolly Glad I Came' and Other Storiesicon for Recommended story
A Narrow Escape
Bacon and Egg Flowers on my Wedding Day
Letters and Numbers
Parachute Dresses
Custard and Bananas
Men Dressed as Women
The Great Big Mound
A Different Wake Up Call
'Here's Hopin'
Life in the Jungle
Letters Home
What are the Chances?
Washing Socks
An Interesting Find...
Luxury Beds
Milk in a Tube!
Just another Day
Lost Lamps
Crossing the Irrawaddy
Sick and Wounded
'I Have Taken Umbrage'
Digging for Treasure
Blood-Sucking Bugs!
Bale out!
Missions from Woodhall Spa
Tracers coming through the thatch
I didn't quite get the chopicon for Story with photo
A little humour in adversity
Ted Porter's Crewicon for Story with photo
A nurse amid the hell of war
Marsh's Letter Home - 'Worse Than Hell at Times'icon for Story with photo
So many don't realise...icon for Story with photo
Spending a well-earned penny
Friends together
A real rough diamond
'Don’t lose your head to an Italian brunette!'
Labelledicon for Story with photo
Love binds forever faithful heartsicon for Story with photo
Non Fraternisationicon for Story with photo
Thanksgiving Serviceicon for Story with photo
How to use this bookicon for Story with photo
Clothing Booksicon for Story with photo
Marsh's Medalsicon for Story with photo
Joining Upicon for Story with photo
One to keepicon for Story with photo
Names in a hat
Too Terrible to Tellicon for Story with photo
Tyne-Teesicon for Story with photo
Cards to Mothericon for Story with photo
Bombs in Bridgnorth
Frank Williams's Form 656icon for Story with photo
A Good War
The other side of Frank's formicon for Story with photo
Wonderful Memories
Memories
Charlie, Have you got a cauliflower?
Always the last one
Seen from both sides
Some Mother's lads
When you're young...
Anything to warn you
The Kohima Epitaph
I never saw a road; nor anything that looked like one!
The last mission
SEAC
1) How important it is to feel welcome
2) Neither darkness nor fighter cover for protection
3) Highly dangerous missions
4) A hand-picked crew
5) I left Oban for the last time
6) Winds that cut like a knife
7) Top Gun
11th Armoured Division Badgeicon for Story with photo
KSLI Cap Badgeicon for Story with photo
Flensburg, Christmas 1945icon for Story with photo
Home Guard Arm Bandicon for Story with photo
Driving Permiticon for Story with photo
A White-Faced Inspector
Chipolatas and Chips
Doody
Given a bit of cheek
High-Tailed it Home
How it all began
I was BKFJ434
It was coming straight for me!
'Let him go and let him tarry'
In a split second timing...
Oranges and Lemons
Rotten Bananas
Waste Not, Want Not
An encounter with Churchill
An Englishman in India
Random memories of World War Two
The Sinking of HMS Hermes (continued)icon for Story with photo
The Sinking of HMS Hermes (continued)icon for Story with photo
Close Calls
Football Crazy
C.E.V.
Dawa Kali
Near the End
Retreat
War's End
Welcome Home!
Poker lessons and dried egg
They censored Dad's letters
Crater of Death
Lost in the jungle
A list of our dress and equipment
Mary's Medalsicon for Story with photo
A very hard workericon for Story with photo
We had to leave Granny behind!
Big Bertha
The Escape
1) The night I was born
2) A ticking pillowcase
3) The table lifted off the floor
4) Thrown in the gutter
5) My first chocolate bar
6) Crisscrossed tape and heavy black curtains
7) I walked twelve miles a day!
A Child's War: Dafydd & Teddy's Memories
Memories of the War
Wartime Recollections
German aircraft shot down by the RAF fighter aircraft
Diving for cover
1) I suppose it was inevitable...
2) Getting used to being on the wards
3) The unchanging rota
4) Orthopaedic Wards
A right-military cock-upicon for Recommended story
5) The Miners
6) Keeping coffee warm in the sterilizer
7) Mouth gags and tongue clips
8) Dear Flower girl
9) Theatres
10) The Nurses Home
11) The 'Guinea Pig Club'
12) Mice in the washing and other tricks!
13) Enamel Washbowls on your heads
14) Extra Work
15) Shake and Shake...
16) Little Nurse
17) A lot of things were introduced during the war
18) Only two nights off
19) Making and Breaking
20) My little bucket and I
My visit to post-war Germany
They Also Serve
1) Mickey Mouse gas masks
2) Then a most momentous event occurred...
3) Back home at last
4) What a marvellous coincidence
The 'Augsburg Raid'
S/L Sherwood’s recommendation for the Victoria Cross
The worst night of the War (Part 1)
The worst night of the War (Part 2)
The worst night of the War (Part 3) - Crew
The worst night of the War (Part 4) - Losses
The worst night of the War (Part 5) Extract from 'The Berlin Raids'
The worst night of the War (Part 6) - 'Bombers over Berlin'
The worst night of the War (Part 7) - Combat Report
A Dedication to Skipper Wing Commander Ted Porter: Pause for Thoughticon for Story with photo
A Dedication to Skipper Wing Commander Ted Porter - 'A Navigator's View of the Route to Heaven'
Did you know...?
Flight Operations carried out by Sgt. D.C. Plaunticon for Story with photo
Flight Operations carried out by Sgt. J.J. Johnson
The experiences of 'Taffy' after baling out on 9th - 10th June 1944icon for Story with photo
The experiences of 'Taffy' - 11th June 1944
The experiences of 'Taffy' 12th - 15th June 1944
The experiences of 'Taffy' - 16th - 18th June 1944
The experiences of 'Taffy' - 19th - 23rd June 1944
The experiences of 'Taffy' - 24th August 1944
A child’s war
All the Way Home
Using up more of my nine lives...
Tiny and Shiny
Free post
Time just came and went
No. 1 London
Any gum chum?
Not allowed to play
Pipelines under the sea
What a 10th birthday present!
From Kohima to Imphal
Saved by my mule
Letter from H.M King George VIicon for Story with photo
Life as a nurse
School Shifts
Just imagine the headlines...
Underground tunnels
Keep going, keep going...
The evacuation line
An extra egg
What an anti-climax!
In retrospect I was very lucky
My Mother wouldn't have that!
Fire-Watching and other jobs
That's how it was done then
They were machine-gunning us!
Watching the prisoners
Put them on show
A much healthier option
Make-shift weapons
EVACUATIONS (Jean Ward)
Air raid experience
Our Air Raid Sheltericon for Story with photo
If you were lucky enough to have money to go on the bus...
Feeling safe and secure
Swaps
An Aircraft Spotter in Britain
An Aircraft Spotter and Typist in Europe
Journey to Burma
Jersey Occupation
The story of the Tree
Evacuees in the Village
German Parachutists in Combermere Park!
'Get this hellish ordeal over with'
With just our gas masks and a change of clothing
We gradually began to realise
The quest for beer
Bad timing
I made some very good friends during the waricon for Story with photo
Of course that was the start of it...icon for Story with photo
It doesn’t finish like that when I say it’s a small world…
It doesn’t finish like that when I say it’s a small world…
It buried it's nose in the centre of the road
At workicon for Story with photo
Aeroplane enginesicon for Story with photo
My brothers' familiesicon for Story with photo
Red skies for miles
I must have looked nuts!
I had to collect my own flowers!
"Boom!"
Doing a man's job
They went to work in slippers
"Ping Ping"
You had to have a laugh
‘Our Heroes’icon for Story with photo
Fitting Engines in India
Railway Signals and Conscientious Objectorsicon for Recommended story
A VAD's story
Babies, Bath and Powdered Eggs
Drama at The Quarry, and Wartime Life in Market Drayton
School Evacuation at Ambleside
Civilian Forgotten Army
Wartime in West Felton, a Shropshire village
Wartime in Woking
I was the first female postie in the war years in Bridgnorthicon for Story with photo
We didn't really have to take any evacuees...
'The Cheapest Holiday We Could Find'
'We forgot about you!'
My chance was gone
A Phoney War
Our first intake of evacuees
"Woah Bob!"
As long as I was fed I could do virtually anything
After one was shot, the rest surrendered...
Our Final Battle
1) (On the quiet, of course)
2) Shrewsbury during the war
The glass-roofed factory
Good at making something out of nothing
Such a lovely place, but not during the war
A long sort of sock
"All genuine tickets please"
All sorts
I had to sit on the front of the tank
'Kitted out for civilian life'
Shropshire during the war
My only night in a shelter
Riding a horse up the steps
It seemed a bit of silly thing to have to do...
The first of the V1's
There was always plenty of cheese!
We weren't told...
All sorts of peculiar jobs
I've come back here today...
Saying our goodbyes to the family (including the cat)
September 3rd 1939 - A definitive date in history, was a golden autumn day...
"The invasion has started!"
An incendiary bomb dropped down our bedroom chimney!
By then, Dad had perfected our air-raid shelter...
It was shattered into a thousand pieces...
Feathers fell like snow
The Wizards Den was one extraordinary exception
After the frantic years of the blitz
Falling asleep in their food
It was bedlam!
Hardly Appropriate
Unsung Efforts
The Snood Lady
Just six years old
The courageous people of Plymouth
My First Memory of the War..
Have you ever seen an egg?
Sergeant Hunt's Luck Runs Out
Memories of a Teacher at War
The Commander’s Speech: You are there; May 3, 1945
I was machining all my working life
Crash and Burn
We cycled 12 miles to get a rabbit
It was always 'Red' Lipstick...
Little did the Germans know
You just had to do it there and then
Many processes
They're still in the bottom of the pool
"No Mother, not the dog!"
We buried the bakers van
It was full of bombs
Everyone donated a tin of corned beef
'Evacuees' What are they?
General De Gaulle was down the road
They taught us and we taught them
Arms, Legs and Cockroaches!
Frank thoroughly enjoyed it here
I jumped a five-barred gate without touching it
It's alright - it's only their nerves
We weren't prepared for war at all
They'd all just started, like me
That's how we crossed paths
You heard the "swish" of the rocket just before it landed on the house
All you could see was his eyes!
You'd see a queue and just jump on the end
Climbing trees and fences
We took notice that time!
We had some fun with 'em
He'd gone all the way round
It was lucky I'd already got married
One Thursday Evening in War-torn Britain, 1942
Allscott Sugar Beet Factory Raid - 1940
Evacuation of Schoolchildren from Urban Areas - 1939
The Observer Corps. (Later the Royal Observer Corps)
We'd go out to see whose roof was missing
It was totally different
Evacuee Remembrances — Hello and Goodbye (and hello again)
A Victory Memory
'Lest We Forget'icon for Story with photo
Yorkshire Girl Meets ‘Enigmatic’ Ike
The experiences of 'Taffy' after baling out on 9th - 10th June 1944 (Continued)
1) At the beginning...
2) Life in the shelters
3) 'Our Gang'
4) We barely made it
5) We kids were all pretty well behaved
6) We had our fair share of attention from the Luftwaffe
7) The 'Golden Couple'
8) An evening's entertainment
9) The 'Underpant' Episode
10) Where did I fit in?
11) The School Song
12) I wonder...
We Gave Our Today
People's War according to John Gilbey - Chapter One
People's War according to John Gilbey - Chapter Two
People's War according to John Gilbey - Chapter Three
People's War according to John Gilbey - Chapter Four
The War in Germany - Chapter 1icon for Recommended story
The War in Germany - Chapter 2
The War in Germany - Chapter 3
The War in Germany - Chapter 4
The War in Germany - chapter 5
The War in Germany - Chapter 6
Teenager from Country to London.
A COUNTRYSIDE TEENAGE LIFE STYLE
Birkenhead Blitz
Sheltered Accommodation
1) My Brother and Iicon for Story with photo
2) The Totty Sisters
Evacuees in Camarthen
3) To have loved and losticon for Story with photo
4) Jack's last lettericon for Story with photo
5) The hazards of bird watching
6) It was a strange time really...
Keep the home fires burning
The Insley Family: Return to St Malo
A Forestry Accident and the Plymouth Blitz
Marsh's Evacueesicon for Story with photo
Evacuees on the farmicon for Story with photo
Milk from cows?icon for Story with photo
Wartime Childhood in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Nursing in India- Part 1, The Journey
Nursing in India- Part 2
Nursing in India- Part 3
Marsh's Parents with the Evacueesicon for Story with photo
Me and the Girlsicon for Story with photo
All of usicon for Story with photo
ATS Cap Badgeicon for Story with photo
Mary Pritchardicon for Story with photo
1) Scotland to South Africa - In Letters
Onwards to Aden - In Letters
Aden to Egypt - In Letters
Schooldays in wartime Plymouth
The Battle of Berrington
Adventures in the ATS
The Egg Custard or a Lucky Coincidence
Kay's Story: Night Duty in Birmingham
El Alamein and the North Africa Campaign
A Nurse's Memories in South Wales
A Nurse's War: The Air Raid and the Victory Parade
Teenage Memories: An Extraordinary Way of Growing Up
Wartime Childhood at Pitchford Park Farm, Shropshire
Lo and behold, it was a Wellington Bomber that had crashed!
Stan Curtis in 1935icon for Story with photo
Stan Curtis in 1938icon for Story with photo
Stan Curtis in Malmesbury, South Africaicon for Story with photo
Stan Curtis in Mowbray, South Africaicon for Story with photo
Stan Curtis in Shrewsburyicon for Story with photo
Stan Curtis in New Jerseyicon for Story with photo
Stan Curtis in Mombasaicon for Story with photo
Stan Curtis in Mombasa, the following yearicon for Story with photo
Building a church altaricon for Story with photo
Uncle Ted, the Spitfire Piloticon for Story with photo
Just before the Battle of Britainicon for Story with photo
Auntie Dorrie the Land Girlicon for Story with photo
Land Girls in the lettucesicon for Story with photo
With the Trans-Jordan Frontier Forceicon for Story with photo
Parading with the Trans-Jordan Frontier Forceicon for Story with photo
Donkey cartsicon for Story with photo
VJ Day in Colombo - The women marchingicon for Story with photo
VJ Day in Colombo - The men marchingicon for Story with photo
VJ Day in Colombo — The whole paradeicon for Story with photo
Arriving in Shrewsburyicon for Story with photo
Dressed as a nurseicon for Story with photo
To My Friend at the Fronticon for Story with photo
A Christmas card from Europeicon for Story with photo
Behold the Dawnicon for Story with photo
Stick paper to make a windowicon for Story with photo
The front of the programme - Behold the Dawnicon for Story with photo
Inside the programme - Behold the Dawnicon for Story with photo
Former Wrensicon for Story with photo
We entertained the troopsicon for Story with photo
All-singing, all-dancingicon for Story with photo
Shaking hands with Lady Naysmithicon for Story with photo
Marching through Bodminicon for Story with photo
On yer bikeicon for Story with photo
William Harold Pageicon for Story with photo
Field First Dressingicon for Story with photo
Spitfire Compassicon for Story with photo
Cairo 1941icon for Story with photo
The Great Pyramid of Giza, 1941icon for Story with photo
Palestine 1942icon for Story with photo
Extracts from ‘Recollections of an NCO’
Stuck in the middle
Burnt out tram cars
A man was peering through the window...
“Turn back! You’re only 2 ½ miles from enemy lines”
Memories of evacuation and Bevin Boy War Service
It's a hard life!icon for Story with photo
The Lido, 1945 - 48icon for Story with photo
Sandy the dogicon for Story with photo
Fixing thingsicon for Story with photo
Inter-Regimental Motorbike Trialsicon for Story with photo
Jack "Coogie" Evansicon for Story with photo
No wheelsicon for Story with photo
The Best Manicon for Story with photo
On the Home Front, Forton Heath, Shropshire
Fleet Air Arm from 1941
My War Day Childhood Memories
I Was A Prisoner Here
"You Will Wash Me!"
A slice of bacon once a week
That little canary was Denmark
1) I was so fascinated that I enrolled on the spot!
2) I had the time of my life
3) Flying Walruses
4) A Jack-of-all-trades
5) A lucky escape
6) Extra careful
7) Badly needed at home
8) Shocking statistics
Aircraft qualified to fly as First Pilot
Operational Airfields and Bases
World War Two Key Dates
Safe Conducticon for Story with photo
Greetings from the Middle Easticon for Story with photo
He was a fearsome man!icon for Story with photo
Enjoying a beericon for Story with photo
Spearsicon for Story with photo
No ordinary rickshaw rideicon for Story with photo
That's me - pointing the rifleicon for Story with photo
Reg Bowyer, May 1939icon for Story with photo
Christmas leaveicon for Story with photo
I held them all up with a tommy gun!icon for Story with photo
The Home Guard Wellingtonicon for Story with photo
Ercall Platoon Social and Sports Clubicon for Story with photo
Belsen Concentration Campicon for Story with photo
Belsen Concentration Camp - The Signicon for Story with photo
Belsen Concentration Camp - nearbyicon for Story with photo
Belsen Concentration Camp - one of the ovens foundicon for Story with photo
Belsen Concentration Camp - The scenes insideicon for Story with photo
Belsen Concentration Camp - The scenes inside (continued)icon for Story with photo
Belsen Concentration Camp - The scenes inside (Continued)icon for Story with photo
Belsen Concentration Camp - The Gravesicon for Story with photo
Belsen Concentration Camp - As it burnedicon for Story with photo
Belsen Concentration Camp - up in flamesicon for Story with photo
Belsen Concentration Camp - The smouldering siteicon for Story with photo
Wellington Allotments & Gardens Association letter - January 1944icon for Story with photo
Ercall Platoon Sports & Social Clubicon for Story with photo
Home Guard - a handbook for the L.D.Vicon for Story with photo
Christmas Greetings from the Middle Easticon for Story with photo
Army Form B293icon for Story with photo
The Wrekin Service Club - Membership Cardicon for Story with photo
Emergency Blood Transfusion Serviceicon for Story with photo
Army Book 64 - Soldiers Service and Pay Bookicon for Story with photo
Naval Terms
Six Pence Three Farthings Dance
1) We were unaware that war was imminent
2) We had a lot of funicon for Story with photo
3) Watch keepers
4) A sea of khaki
5) "Hello Jenny"
My I.Dicon for Story with photo
Authorisation to cycle passicon for Story with photo
Certificate of Service for the W.R.N.Sicon for Story with photo
'Order For Release' formicon for Story with photo
'War Gratuity & Post War Credit of Wages' formicon for Story with photo
Reminiscence of Wartime in Pontesbury
Some lists of working groups in Wartime Pontesbury, as recollected by Clive Griffiths.
Excerpts from “A memoir” by Peter Williams
Excerpts from “A memoir” by Peter Williams. Part Two: War Service
Safeguarding the secrecy of military operationsicon for Story with photo
Welcome to Bombayicon for Story with photo
A war time train journey
The German Prisoner
My Unforgettable Christmas 1946
Bradford, August 31st 1940
Out Of Boundsicon for Story with photo
Philip Roy Gallopicon for Story with photo
Marlborough Theatre - "Now or Never"icon for Story with photo
A lieutenant with two pips
The Evacuees
"One Fear is Greater than Another"
But that is another story
Royal Air Force — Service and Release Bookicon for Story with photo
A Christmas Telegramicon for Story with photo
Vulturesicon for Story with photo
Selling fruiticon for Story with photo
A HUGE bat!icon for Story with photo
A watering holeicon for Story with photo
Mountains above Calcuttaicon for Story with photo
Sport after workicon for Story with photo
The entrance to the Church of Annunciation, Nazarethicon for Story with photo
Internal view of the Church of Annunciation, Nazarethicon for Story with photo
Looking out over Nazarethicon for Story with photo
The Watching Tower, Kibbuyicon for Story with photo
Dining Hall - Kibbuyicon for Story with photo
Nainital by moonlighticon for Story with photo
The Taj Mahal, Agra, Indiaicon for Story with photo
The hills at Nainitalicon for Story with photo
Moodi Wallahicon for Story with photo
A snatched view of the road up to Nainitalicon for Story with photo
Two tiny totsicon for Story with photo
'Christmas, a time of happiness, peace... and good things to eat'icon for Story with photo
Greetings from Indiaicon for Story with photo
My first Christmas card
My first Christmas cardicon for Story with photo
Signalmen Abbott and Gardenericon for Story with photo
The Highland Monarchicon for Story with photo
The Atlantic on the way outicon for Story with photo
A rather large waveicon for Story with photo
Repairing a gidaicon for Story with photo
Inside the gidaicon for Story with photo
On the road from Riga to Chickunicon for Story with photo
Jos-Zaria, the four mile loopicon for Story with photo
Bert Hunticon for Story with photo
Marchingicon for Story with photo
Snow White postcard 1icon for Story with photo
Snow White postcard 2icon for Story with photo
Snow White postcard 3icon for Story with photo
Snow White postcard 4icon for Story with photo
Snow White postcard 5icon for Story with photo
Snow White Postcard 6icon for Story with photo
Snow White postcard 7icon for Story with photo
Snow White postcard 8icon for Story with photo
Snow White postcard 9icon for Story with photo
Snow white postcard 10icon for Story with photo
Snow White postcard 11icon for Story with photo
Snow White postcard 12icon for Story with photo
Snow White postcard 13icon for Story with photo
ATS Driver
Quiet Time in Carmarthenshire
Our POW Friend for Life
My War in the Royal Signals
Nursing on the Home Front
Working at GEC Coventry
In the Land Army
"Anybody want a swim? And other tales
No covers, but nobody moaned
Fat men went to slim men, slim men kicked the bucket
Ladies wearing headscarves using the lathes
Special Parts
"Ladies, we're all English"
Letter home, September 18th, 1940
Letter home, October 4th, 1940
Letter home, October 1st, 1940
National Fire Service promotion letter
National Fire Service discharge letter
National Fire Service Certificate of Serviceicon for Story with photo
My early years were the war years
Richard and Muriel Wilkieicon for Story with photo
On the beach in Egypticon for Story with photo
Mother and I aboard the Rajputanaicon for Story with photo
Julia Mary Wilkie aged 5icon for Story with photo
En route from Egypt to Englandicon for Story with photo
Cairo, 1939icon for Story with photo
Old world Cairo, 1939icon for Story with photo
Identity cardicon for Story with photo
P&O S.S. “Rajputana”, 17.000 Tonsicon for Story with photo
The First Saloon Lounge aboard the Rajputanaicon for Story with photo
First Class Dining Saloon aboard the Rajputanaicon for Story with photo
The First Saloon Music Room aboard the Rajputanaicon for Story with photo
The First Saloon Smoking Room aboard the Rajputanaicon for Story with photo
The P&O Turbo-Electrical Ship “Victory of India”, 20,000 Tonsicon for Story with photo
The Pompeian Swimming Bath aboard the Victory of Indiaicon for Story with photo
The postcard we sent on our way out to Egypticon for Story with photo
Taken Prisoner
Howard Lloyd's memories
Children's Memories of Wistanstow, Shropshire
Bert Ruffle's Story Part 1a
Bert Ruffle's Story Part 1b
Coming Home From America In 1942
Bert Ruffle's story Part 1c
Bert Ruffle's Story Part 1d
Bert Ruffle's Story
Bert Ruffle's Story Part 1e
Bert Ruffle's Story Part 2a
Organizing the Evacuation of Children
Bert Ruffle's Story The Prologue
Bert Ruffle's Diary Part 1
Bert Ruffle's Diary Part 2
Bert Ruffle's Diary Part 3
Bert Ruffle's Diary Part 4
Childhood and School Memories
Bert Ruffle's Diary Part 5
Bert Ruffle's Diary Part 6
Bert Ruffle's Diary Part 7
A View of W.W.II in Jamaica
The RAF Escape Story of Sergeant Jack Marsden - Chapter Oneicon for Story with photo
The RAF Escape Story of Sergeant Jack Marsden Chapter Threeicon for Story with photo
The RAF Escape Story of Sergeant Jack Marsden Chapter Fouricon for Story with photo
The RAF Escape Story of Sergeant Jack Marsden Chapter Five
The RAF Escape Story of Sergeant Jack Marsden Chapter Sixicon for Story with photo
Code Words
Experiences of Nursing
Detonating the Chickens
Footnotes to Jack Marsden's story
Driving round corners was difficult but the vehicles were clean
Long Meadow End war-time childhood memories
The RAF Escape Story of Sergeant Jack Marsden Chapter Seven
The RAF Escape Story of Sergeant Jack Marsden Chapter Two
Doodlebugs over Surbiton
A Boy in Swansea.
Ghosts, lorries and a 'family outing'
War in the wilds at Wikey

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