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A Nine-year-old Contributes to the Defeat of Hitler, in Mansfieldicon for Recommended story

We were hastily lined up and ‘crocodile-walked’ across Nottingham Road now devoid of traffic...

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I chose to be Driver Trice 110416 - a very proud moment but a bit of a shock after being led to...

A Land Girl's Lot: In Nottinghamshireicon for Recommended story

One dark beige knee length wool overcoat Beige felt hat with badge Beige vortex working shirts One light...

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One day the officer stuck his head round the door and a girl hit it with a pencil thinking it was the...

Doodlebugs over Nottinghamicon for Recommended story

And I braved the doodlebugs with Mummy working in a day nursery....

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I arrived at Nottingham Station in the early hours of the morning and was fortunate to get a lift to...

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The chemicals caused the skin to go orangy -yellow so all hair was to be tucked in and all exposed skin was...

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Memories of Anzio

In September 1943 the Italians left the war but the Germans fought on and in Italy occupied Rome. By the...

A Motor Mechanic’s Memories of the Second World War by Jack Williams

One night on the way home from work, I stopped the Austin 7 outside the drill hall in Nottingham, and I...

On Becoming a Bevin Boy

I was being sent to Warsop Main Colliery and I had to go to the Town Hall where I was given a...

The Home Front in Nottingham, Manchester and Portsmouth

MANCHESTER December,1940 My friend Sarah and I had been transferred to Nottingham....

Letters from the home front Letters 1 - 4

By the way, I mentioned to Arthur Smith about the travelling facilities for the wives of men in the forces,...

I was Guy Gibson's Friend and Worked on the First Radar Navigation and Early H25 TV and the Pathfinders Squadron

I was Guy Gibson's Friend and Worked on the First Radar Navigation and Early H25 TV and the Pathfinders...

Bills Story

To facilitate this my Battery was moved to a place at Bulwell Hall just outside of Nottm, but I was one of...

Memories of the Women's Land Army and Other Wartime Memories

Training at the Midland Agricultural College The trainee Land Army girls who had been sent to the College...

Fifty Bomber Raids in Fairey Battles, Wellingtons and Lancasters

Unfortunately, I learned some days later that LAC Godfrey, the armourer, was included in the list of the 12...

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Uncle Bernard, in Montreal, Dad's oldest brother, sent seeds, food parcels and bright red apples from...

Away from Home - an Evacuee's Story: Part One

Also, Mum managed finally to telephone Dad who agreed with her that David and I must go. We had been told...

Letters from the Home Front Letters 5 - 6icon for Story with photo

In several of these letter Marie refers to George as Peter Precious- as she was a Catholic from Ireland and...

The Lighter Side of War - CHAPTER 2b: George Bennett shows naked ambition

Early one Sunday morning at Winthorpe Hall, George Bennett cast a joiner's eye on the heavy wine cellar...

Ken McGuire-Wartime Memories

After a few weeks of severe bombing it was decided that we better go back to Fleetwood, what we didn't...

Evacuated to Radcliffe

The Army had placed anti aircraft guns on the hills of course bombers came over Sheffield even on their way...

My "Lovely" War

A boy at the Rhyl office had invited his Selhurst Grammar school friend up to Rhyl. I hated it back in...

Away from Home - an Evacuee's Story: Part two

My friend Brenda and I decided to push our mattresses together, put one blanket to cover the mattresses and...

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