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VNight

The cul de sac where I lived had had the usual street party that afternoon which was fine and sunny......

VJ Day

My family was in London in August 1945 when it was announced that an atomic bomb had been dropped on...

VJ Day

My family was in London in August 1945 when it was announced that an atomic bomb had been dropped on...

V.E. & 60Y

Bombs and bullets were sometimes heard, Sirens wailed and made us scared. Food was scarce and rationed too,...

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VE Day celebrations in Steinbergen, Germanyicon for Story with photo

Left to right: David Harvey, Joe Wills, Stan Hitchcock, Harry Farr, Unknown, Len Griggs, Leslie Hudson,...

Queens’ Garden Fountain

Queens’ Garden Fountain. We set off from home about 6 pm. my Mum and two sisters June and Jenny, and...

Celebration Cake for VE Day

When the cake was cooked I took it out of the oven and left it to cool down before taking it out...

May 8th 1945

At last it was all over, at least in Europe and on May 8th 1945 the whole country went wild with joy......

A Joyful Awakening

My mother's birthday is 8th May, and on 8th May 1945, I was a little girl of 5 years, living on...

Mother's View of War

The day war ended, 8 May 1945 I was playing with a wooden tommy gun in the garden, when my mother knocked...

My Grandad Becoming a Casualty on VE day

It hit my grandad right next to the eye and gave him a nasty slash....

VE Night at the Ballet

On VE night we were at the ballet, watching the dancer Robert Helpmann playing the Toymaker in Copelia......

VE Day aged 5

I was nearly five at VE celebrations in Quintor near Birmingham. I remember the tressle tables and the...

Street Partyicon for Story with photo

I can remember a few of the people there - my parents told me their names - Nurse Sunderland second from...

Spare A Thought For Us!

Spare A Thought For Us! whilst you were celebrating VE day my ship mates and I were still at war in the...

VE Day photographicon for Story with photo

We had one in our street - or rather in the back-garden of one of the families in the street. Here is...

V.E.DAY 1945 8/5/1945

On this day in 1945, my mother Mrs June Wilton and my Grandmother Mrs Edith Cloud took me to vist my...

No Rest for the Wicked

I was in the RAF in 2001 Wing B Squadron. We were taken to the railway station to hear an important message...

Recollections of V-E Day

When asked about her recollections of V-E Day, my mother's response was somewhat terse 'We were as...

V.E Day

People who lived on our street knew the americans extremly well as they had a supplies base at the bottom...

Celebrating VE Day

We all dressed up as children and my mother made up an outfit for me so that I could go as John...

The Blood Donor

It was VE Day and my friend and I decided to become blood donors. It was a very hot day and my...

VE Day Party - Fancy Dress Bristolicon for Story with photo

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VE Day Street Party, Brislington Bristolicon for Story with photo

Third child toward the back on right is Iris Winterson; her sister, Evelyn is in front of her; brother Alan...

End of the war

I was at home doing domestic duties and on the radio i heard 'War is finished because Hitler is...

V.E. Day card from Germanyicon for Story with photo

Air Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham, the AOC, was a New Zealander. His nickname was 'Maori', which...

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