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John Lund's War

Dad wrote his story and my sister has put it on BBCi as "Henry Lund's War", so do go and read...

Lost in the Mist or Fog !!icon for Story with photo

It was ‘found’ by two RAF Hurricanes who fired warning shots and headed the plane towards the...

Memories of a Wartime Childhood: In Bexhill, Sussex

He huffed and puffed a bitbut was otherwise unhurt. we lived near Collington Halt and at the top of the...

1939-1945: Family Memories in Southern Counties

A few months later this boy, his sister and their mother kiss their father farewell and drive away into the...

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D-DAY

I went to school as usual and at 9.30 that morning we heard the voice of John Snagge on the wireless...

Boarding School at Four: In Sussex

I had a grandmother who lived in Seaford, Sussex and it was decided I should go to boarding school there,...

Where Was Scottie?

He and I talked the dog problem over together and we decided the only way I was going to know about dog...

A Brighton Boy's War Diary November 1940icon for Story with photo

Before tea I was out playing stick and wheel when I saw three Nazi bombers circle around six times. Norman...

A Boy's Wartime Experiences: In Westbourne, West Sussex

The reason the area was restricted was that the woods above the village were crowded with troops, mostly...

Len Smith's Bomb Disposal Experiences During World War 2

Liuetnant Brevis managed to move the bomb into the shaft and get it to be pulled by the Derrick cranes......

My War Years: Childhood Memories of Chartwell: Part 1

One of my earliest memories was seeing Winston Churchill building the wall around the kitchen garden......

Memories of Wartling Home Guard

My name is Jim Honeysett, I am 88 years old, and was born in Wheelwright Cottage Wartling, near...

Sussex Home Guardicon for Story with photo

My name is Jim Honeysett; I am 88 years old and was born in Wheelwright Cottage Wartling, near Herstmonceux...

An Evacuee

When the sirens went as the planes went over Horsham to get to London, we used to go into the larder -...

Evacuation as a Child in WW2

I was evacuated in September 1939 with an older brother and a younger sister to Hassocks in Sussex. We were...

Starting work in Brighton Locomotive Works

By 1941 Brighton was becoming unsafe and we were evacuated to Kettlewell, a small village in Yorkshire... I...

Village Life

I lived in Walberton, a village between Ford and Tangmere aerodromes. My cousin who was staying with us...

Evacuees

I was born and brought up in a small village in West Sussex called Fernhurst and like all small villages we...

Evacuation to Selmeston, Sussex September 1939 - Diana Harding nee Major

My sister and I were down the lane in a cottage with a lady Naomi and her elderly dad who looked like...

camberwell evacuee

Just before war was declared, gas mask fitting took place in the local church hall,. When war was declared...

Bombing of Ford Airdrome

Clifford Copping was hospitalised for nearly a year during which time he had some skin grafting at East...

Early and Middle Years of World War Two

The German Fighter Bombers were at roof top height, we just caught a glimpse of them, and in front of our...

Cherry Tree Cottage, Dunkirk and WW2

Norman subsequently served in North Africa travelling by cargo ship via the East coast of US, to avoid the...

Childhood in Plumton

Back in Sussex, we lived at Plumpton, north west of Eastbourne. Because the Germans found Beachy Head to be...

A Near Miss for Me.

They were both working at the Vickers Armstrong aircraft factory at Brooklands, near Weybridge in Surrey....

Being Evacuated at Three Years Old: From West Ham to Huntingdon and Newick

My sister and i were three years old when the second would war started So the story goes is that my mum...

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