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Grandad in the War

A cunning scheme worked out by our scientists was to "bend" the radio beam that the buzz bomb was...

A London Child in Sussex

It was very moving with the singing of German Carols, particularly Stille Nacht, but one of the boys stole...

Hitler V. Brighton Boy Part 4

It was a tribute to the quality of his leadership that although the Varndean boys were eligible to join the...

Douglas Smithson: Glider Pilot Part 3

I was in the dance hall when Jack came running out, saw me and said" some 'so and so' on the...

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THE WAR TIME EXPERIENCES THAT I REMEMBER

I cycled back to the reservoir and was relieved to find that the boy I had passed in the field had had...

WW2 Through the Eyes of a Little Girl

My brother Roy was staying with a nice family, Mr. and Mrs. G. and their 7-year-old son Tony. My brother...

My War by Betty E Turner

True to his promise, when we were settled in Maresfield in May 1941, a brand new ‘New Hudson’...

Wartime Plastic Surgery Part 3

BILL SIMPSON wrote "One of our Pilots is Safe" and tells the fascinating story of his long journey...

Hitler v Brighton Boy Part 2a

We saw British and German aircraft, mostly fighters, circling above and below each other... We cheered when...

Hitler V. Brighton Boy Part 3a

For much of the war Varndean School for Boys shared its school with Raines Foundation School, a school of...

Tractor Driver Betty - Part 1 (1941-1943)icon for Story with photo

Back in the car we had to go, and from there we were taken to Todhurst Hostel for Land Girls, where some...

Why am I an only child?

My Dad worked from the age of 15 to 65 at B.C. Floyds in Surrey Street, Littlehampton, where he was the...

A Slice of Autobiography (1939 to 1946) — Part 2icon for Story with photo

I realise now that, on an unhappy ship, we would have been bullied unmercifully; on Londonderry the tone...

Only an Evacuee Part 1

Initially, as could be expected, there was friction between the village boys and we evacuees, they shouted...

Tukey's Storyicon for Story with photo

Another incident was when we were doing repairs that were needed; we were in the open ended hangers and a...

Wartime Plastic Surgery Part 2

Three main wards were so constructed, Ward I for dental and jaw injuries with a separate Dental hut as a...

Hitler v Brighton Boy Part 3b

There was plenty of open country behind Brighton and we would hear the machine gun or cannon fire as the...

A Bermondsey Boy's War. Part 1. 1939- Evacuation to Worthing.

The following weekend, it was still warm and sunny, and our little group were walking along the crowded...

Youthful Experiences in London

So with a sad farewell from Mother I started on my great adventure on the 1st September to first go to...

War In A Seaside Town

I well remember the night in November 1941 when many houses in Haynes Rd were destroyed by bombs,. Dad and...

MEMORIES OF FERNHURST HOME GUARD (PART ONE)icon for Story with photo

Another escapade involving Jack and Norman was with the stirrup pump, invariably referred to as the stomach...

Two Wars -Part One

They landed in Algiers, Morocco and Casablanca- the aim being to trap the German army in Tunisia... The...

Hitler V. Brighton Boy Part 1a

Ten days earlier I had celebrated my twelfth birthday and a day or two after that event Betty (11) and Eric...

Hitler v Brighton Boy Part 2b

My Boy Scouts Pocket Diary provides a 13-14 year-old boy's view of his priorities at a time when...

World War II Changed My Life ,as it did many others, in so many ways, some good, some bad

When Mrs. Ambrose decided to move to be with her daughter, Mrs. Morgan's daughter, Nellie Thomas,...

Only an Evacuee Part 2

At Pulborough I was put in the junior class with the village boys and a few other evacuees. But the hardest...

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