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VE Day-Electric

I was standing outside the ‘Joe Lions’ which was a popular tea shop where you could go and get...

The Minor Inconveniences of War in a Faraway Place

As an 8-year-old boy at the start of the war, son of an Italian father and English mother I was aware of...

NE. WW11 THE END.

The second world war ended on the 2nd of SEPTEMBER 1945,and there was a party to be held not far from my...

Peace

I was just 10 years old on 8th May 1945 so I had few recollections of peace but I had heard adults...

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Jack's VE Day Memories

There was no hero's reception for escaped prisoner of war Jack Edwards when he walked into Truro city...

True Facts

St Anne's School was hit by a bomb... 1949 I got married, my husband George was a soldier in the...

Ballymena's VE Day celebrations

Ballymena was completely crammed with people, milling around, dancing on the street, impromptu parades,...

Memories of the start and end of the war

Uncle in RAF, posted in Scotland. Living in Plumstead during the war — the RAF has a base in the...

Diary Entries: May 1945

May 7: Terific excitement, rumours of V E Day, shampooed my hair, went to bed at 12. End of diary entry....

VE Day 1945 - My Mother's Fondest Memory

Determined to make the day really special, I set off for the centre of Birmingham on the No. 7 'bus...

VE Day in Wartorn London

VE Day in Wartorn London...

My VE-Day recollections in Trafalgar Squareicon for Story with photo

Attached is my sketch whilst listening to Churchill's speech, sitting on a wooden case my father had...

A schoolboy’s version of V.E. Day

When peace in Europe was declared in May 1945 I was a ten year old pupil at Broadstone School, near Poole...

VE Day and VJ Day

The occupying allied forces in Europe were still at risk; the fiance of of one my seniors was killed in...

VJ DAY 1945

In August 1945 I was six weeks away from my 12th birthday.I had always been aware of the war in Europe but...

June Martins Memories of a Belfast Childhood during WW2(VE and VJ day)

June Martins Memories of a Belfast Childhood during WW2. Belfast celebrated with a huge firework display at...

Gas Lamps Lit

It was a glorious warm sunny day, as with a group of friends and in company of thousands, we surged through...

Wolverhampton VE Day Celebrations

Somebody started to walk into Wolverhampton town and we all followed them... We were all together from the...

Bonfires across England

This appealed to me as I was awaiting 'call-up'. I worked in the Forest for just over two months...

Wartime Experiencesicon for Story with photo

It must have been an era when lots of boys were born and few girls, cos all my playmates were boys I...

Flensburg, Christmas 1945icon for Story with photo

Worse than hell at times So many don't realise Spending a well-earned penny Friends together A real...

I Was Thereicon for Story with photo

The following story can only be told if more photo's are included.This story shows History in the...

VE Day, 1945

Our students hostel buzzed with great excitement, My fellow students rushed to Leicester Square Or...

Boarding School Memory

My father was working on the railways in the Gold Coast and my mother was employed as a book-keeper at...

A sad VE Day

In May 1945 I was 12 years old and growing up in the North Nottinghamshire village of Bircotes. In the...

Ipswich Wartime Schooldays.

One of the first sights we had of the war from Ipswich was the dog-fights during the Battle of Britain....

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