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The War - a Boy's Eye View (Extract of last two pages of 19)

I witnessed Churchill driving through the throng to lunch at the Palace, and heard his speech in the...

Delphine of the Dings War - The End

My father strung together some old rusty saucepan lids and as we danced and sang we shook them and kicked...

VE-Day

Another I remember concerned Hitler and the Nazi propaganda chief Josef Goebbels. There was an outrageous...

VE Day - Trowbridge Celebrates

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Half a Peanut and the Japanese Landing.

The Japanese never landed but my cousin Ian thought they had... I slept through it, but my cousin Ian on a...

Boyhood Memories of WWIIicon for Story with photo

I am Lewis Atkinson and I was born in Aycliffe Village, County Durham in 1934. My father, John Atkinson,...

Wartime Babyicon for Story with photo

Tobruck had fallen to Rommel, the so called Desert Fox, and the Eighth Army had started to dig in at El...

Victory Party, Our Street, Belfast

Just across the border in the Republic of Ireland there was of course no rationing and people from Belfast...

Margaret's Story: 1939 to 1945

When we expected to be invaded, soldiers used Louth church spire as a look out because on a clear day you...

Not the Usual Call of Duty

In 1944 I was Chief Petty Officer aboard H.M.S. Zealous, a destroyer escorting the Russian Convoys; i.e. we...

V E Day in Hope Street

I went along, and led by Aunt Alice the residents sang their hearts out to the songs they had sang on that...

V.E.Day: May 8th, 1945

We passed Dudeney and Johnsons shop where we used to go dancing on some evenings and saw a notice in the...

A 13yr old's Memory of the End of Japanese Hostilities.

After attending the camp for Hanson Scout Troop at Otterburn, near Malham, for a week, I was permitted to...

Going to see the King — the V.E. day celebrations of an 8 year old

Tomorrow Rosie, get your glad rags on” “because we're going to Buckingham Palace to see the...

Reminiscences

I was playing cowboys and indians and took a flying leap over the back of the settee and landed both feet...

The Atomic Bomb - and V-J Day

My wife Minna, writing on the following day, had nothing to say about this: On 9 August the Americans...

VE Day at Darton

I think the actual bun fight was a bit of an anti-climax for me, in that, apart from enjoying a dozen or...

Wartime Brighton

The war struck in our district, with a bit of machine gunning by Germans back to their base, a lot were...

Extracts from a Diary of a 14 year old in W.W.2icon for Story with photo

Her two sisters Pat and Sylvia met us in Paddington Station and took us on another train to Burnt Mill. Mon...

VE Day Party

It was there that the older boys made a huge bonfire and I remember that before night-fall some of the boys...

The VE Day Street Partyicon for Story with photo

My friends and I were playing football on the Grammar School Sports-field when we heard the bells ringing...

The Time of My Life

The Cathedral, Castle, Town Hall, Opera House, and many other fine old buildings were floodlit and draped...

VE Night - Neon Lights and Bananas

One other special wartime memory concerns our grey and red parrot "Polly" who had been brought home...

Vase or Vaze!

Joyce Mc Rickus Our VE Day Street party took place when I was 14, we had wired up a gramophone on a...

Early signs of VE Day

As soon as we were in place, along with as many other airmen as could be gathered together at very short...

Memories of V.E Day Outside Buckingham Palace by an Ex-Guardsman

Myself and a mate put in an application to go to London for V.E day, it was turned down, in spite of...

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