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15 October 2014
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Helen
User ID: U231565

I wrote many of the Key Event pieces for this website, but it's the personal stories about war that really move me: I am constantly surprised and impressed by people's bravery, determination and irrepressable humour during such testing times.

I managed to squeeze a very modest account from my Grandmother of her wartime experiences, which included a rather hair-raising story of giving birth to my Mum in an air raid -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ww2/A2133460.

I'd like to know more about my Great Uncle, Carl Fairless, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Artillery. He served at Dunkirk and in the Burma Campaign.

As I used to work on the site, I have taken great interest in how it has developed and although I am no longer working for the BBC I shall continue to keep an eye on what's going on.

Helen added messages to the following stories

Brazilian Troops.
Brazilian Troops.
Wartime Friends Story
Finland
A1284211 - hungry soldier in the wood
Your story edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Morehall School Posters
Your story categorised
Wartime Friends Story
Your story categorised
A1307026 - Wartime Memories of a Nurse
Evacuees and neglect
Your story
Your story
Your story edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Trainig for D-Day - edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your story 'Lucky to have legs' edited and categorised
Your story - edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your WW2 stories
Your story 'Life as a Wren' edited and categorised
Your story 'Ich habe kranke' edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
No Subject
Your story edited and categorised
Your story - The Darkest Hour - edited and categorised
Your story 'A Passage to India...' edited and categorised
Your story - Athenia's Bride - edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your story - Six Years in the Marines - edited and categorised
Your wartime memories edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
Your story edited and categorised
A2041192 - a Day's Work in War-torn Britain
kitbags
Your story edited and categorised
Your story
Your story edited and categorised
No Subject
No Subject
Your stories edited and categorised
Your stories edited and categorised
Your stories edited and categorised
A2039915 - Wartime Blackheath
Evacuation 1939
Evacuation 1939
Evacuation 1939
Unexpected Christmas Cheer in Stalag 18A
The Yalta Aftermath
The Yalta Aftermath
Your story featured in the People's War Herald
A2168516 - Cardiff Under Attack by the Luftwaffe - Part 2
A2168516 - Cardiff Under Attack by the Luftwaffe - Part 2
Your 'Brief History'
Your 'Brief History'
Hi Helen
Your story edited
Your story edited and featured on the front page
Your story edited and featured on the front page
Your story has been edited, and will feature on the front page
Your story edited and categorised
Your 'Brief History'
Your 'Brief History'
Your 'Brief History'
Your 'Brief History'
Your father's war story
Developing your story
Your father's war story
Your father's autobiography
Your story
Feathering
Your dad.
My Teenage War Years
Your dad.
Your dad.
Your story in the Writing Workshop
Your story
Feathering
Feathering
Your story edited
Touring in Tunisia
Language usage
bobcurtis. Sister Connie Curtis
bobcurtis. Sister Connie Curtis
Syphilis and the Italian Fleet
Syphilis and the Italian Fleet
Worst night of life
Worst night of life
sandycertacito's story
Small tragedy
bobcurtis. Sister Connie Curtis
Help on lack of messages from correspondents
Your story edited
Your story featured in the People's War Herald

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