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Eggs at Eastbourne

I was evacuated to Eastbourne, Portsmouth, Buxton, Crewe, Chelmsford and Atherston. The museum at...

Close Call with a Focke Wulf 190 in Brightonicon for Story with photo

A Focke Wulf 190 made a low pass across the park and dropped a 1000 pound bomb at a shallow angle. The...

Fun in the ATSicon for Story with photo

During the war, I was in the A.T.S. I was stationed with the Heavy Ack Ack Battery 614 on the Isle of...

Little Evacuee Girl.

I got picked out quickly,but very politely I told them I was sorry but I was staying with my little friend...

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Molotov Breadbasket in Southwick, West Sussex

Seconds later, looking westwards, the planes gained height, and we saw a stick of bombs leave one aircraft,...

Windowless in Newhaven

I was fifteen at the time, living at 12 Newfield Road in Newhaven, with my father and brother. Every house...

Unlucky move!

Whilst there he was informed that Brighton had been bombed and as well as Preston Barracks, our house had a...

Doodlebug

Right above the town, I watched an allied fighter aircraft attacking a "Doodlebug". He emptied his...

Jean Dawson's Memory of Declaration of War in 1939

I was with a friend of mine called Betty Randall... I must have stopped because my friend and I went out to...

My Evacuees

The boys, Harry and Len aged between 9 and 10 years, were very different.Len was a know-it-all but Harry...

My Brother Saw The Battle Of The River Plate From The Air

ANNE HARKER NEE HAWKES-REED lived in Lewes, Sussex with her twin brother. There were German and Italian...

The Sheffield girl

People think you were alright in the countryside but when the German planes were flying back or being...

Gone Forever

I was ten years old at the time and at the bottom of our road was a wide crescent with a wide...

Vivid Memories: Evacuated from Kent to Brighton

My Grandma was evacuated for a short time, from Kent to Brighton in Sussex. During the War my Grandma...

Home from School

I was home from school, probably on some excuse or other i had gone to the shops at the end of the...

A Few Memories of the War in Crawley

The pilot off loaded his bombs — one landed on the post office, 2 on the Church of England school off...

Childhood in Newhaven

I lived in Newhaven in Sussex during the war, although I was evacuated for a while to Thurleigh in...

Conscription and Ack-Ack Battery 562

I was ordered to WAAF interview ajoining the Odeon cinema on the mount York. Spent three years mainly on...

My Stepfather's 25 War Medals

He had been awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery and in total he had 25 medals in his cabinet....

Cold and Afraid.

I was just a small child,walking home from Bourne junior school.I had just started there.It was around...

Giving a Canadion soilder a Christmas Dinner in 1942

In the village of Newick in sussex during the war there were alot of canadion forces passing through they...

Portslade Air Raids

I went straight back and waited for my Dad to come home, who worked there. I asked people "Seen my Dad?...

"Just shooting down town mum"

It was firing its machine guns, I was so shocked I just flung myself into the hedge on my side of the...

German Parachute in Tree

In no time at all Norman Wyatts mother had come in with a tray of tea and cups, she pushed the gun...

Memories of World War Two: In Hastings Old Town

There was no fruit and very seldoom saw cheese but had to eat powdered cheese and eggs. Meat was also hard...

513 Search Light Battery

I was a plotter of aircraft attached to the 513 Search Light Battery. I was with the Search Light Battery,...

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