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The Red Cross and GIs: Wartime Memories of Leamington Spaicon for Recommended story

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A WAAF in Brussels, VE Day 1945icon for Recommended story

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When the bombing was severe in London, my mother's sister, Ivy, who lived there, brought my cousins...

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The Saturday dances in Stockton Middlesbrough and Darlington could become quite riotous at times with us...

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The radio was all-important especially ‘Children's Hour’ and ‘Toy-town’ and...

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It was unthinkable that we should have it all to ourselves and I think about eight children in the end had...

HMS Relentless (Chapter 1): The End of the Japanese War, 1945icon for Recommended story

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The End of the War in Sweden for a German Soldier Prisonericon for Recommended story

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VE Day - Trowbridge Celebratesicon for Recommended story

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VE Day and Belsenicon for Recommended story

At the end of 1944 Beryl Andrews was 19 and was pursuing her career as an actress at the 'Theatre...

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VE Day Celebrations and Reunionsicon for Recommended story

With some friends from the office, including the boss and his wife, we all rushed down to the centre of...

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At Cloushall in the Hertzberg Mountains we lived in barracks where Hitler Youth were trained. Just outside...

VJ Day Rememberedicon for Recommended story

Many reasons, but nevertheless there was still celebrations in Trowbridge with our dear friend Albert...

VE Day in Glasgow icon for Recommended story

The tram cars in Hope Street were filled with servicemen of all nationalities - American, Canadian,...

How I Missed both VE Day and VJ Dayicon for Recommended story

We called it 'Joe's bus' after the man who drove it. My cousin and I decided to go to Ramsay on...

VE-day in Prestonicon for Recommended story

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VE Day, As Seen from a Field near Veniceicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

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