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Recollections of Lutterworth Lay Bys!

While in the army, we travelled down from Scotland in 1944, came across from Wellington, then we moved into...

Memories by Brian Ward

As a seven year old, I can remember the US servicemen at Wethersfield Air Base giving an annual party at...

BBC Collaborative Article: ENSA

The BBC asked WW2 Members to add a short anecdote on the subject of ENSA....

wartime songs

I like wartime songs because, although i can't hear very well, I remember the music in my mind - and...

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Glen Miller

Music mirrors the measures of history, like some giant soundtrack to accompany the story of man, and in the...

Victor Silvester's 'BBC Dancing Club'icon for Story with photo

With so many service men and women away from home, during World War Two the BBC began broadcasting dancing...

Marlborough Theatre - "Now or Never"icon for Story with photo

Producer — Major J.W Shaw Stage Manager — Mr. J.H Ketteridge Scenic Artist — Mr. A.C Reid...

Pearl Cunningham

Five members of our concert party went to London to the Drury Lane Theatre for an audition to join ENSA in...

The Merry Melody Makers Concert Party

Food was very short and we had, so often, to rely on the Merchant Navy bringing food from abroad and facing...

'Dual Dancers'icon for Story with photo

Sometimes for the dance demonstrations the two couples, Andé and Walter and Frank and Peggy would do...

The Buxton Festival

When war became imminent I was sharing a caravan parked in a field about a mile from Buxton where the Old...

Reliving musical memories of World War Twoicon for Story with photo

The article has been written by Joseph Ritson, a volunteer for the BBC Radio Cumbria CSV Action Desk at the...

Entertainment in the War Years

He would say, 'This is Germany calling, this is Germany calling, of the Reich Stations Hamburg, Bremen...

India troops in Scotland

H.O.Sampson

One recording 22/3/44, DBS 1,000,001,rec.ch AB1 rec. by LAG, passed by LAG, origin:mic in RB1 duration 3m...

songs of the war — Vera Lynn

And later on, Dame Vera Lynn....

Entertaining the Troops

These were Picton Hall and St Georges Hall. Each hall was packed full of troops, row after row of them....

Do you remember this band?icon for Story with photo

While my husband Austin Muir was stationed in Ochtrup I Tota Muir worked for a while at the 21 Club as...

Musicians at The Groveicon for Story with photo

See story entitled 'A father remembered' No good cabaret show exists without a band....

My Dance Partnericon for Story with photo

I used to enjoy dancing and had a regular dance partner....

Derek Prentice - BBC World Newsicon for Story with photo

The photograph supports the story of the same title posted in 2003....

Kim's story

During the war my grandmother was a dancer who toured the country entertaining the American troops....

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