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Letter detailing eventful day trip to London June 1944

Wrenn had not made it very clear exactly when and where the exam would be; I waited until 11:30 am and...

My Mother's Letter about the Blitz in Cardiff

That was the land mine that dropped on the Cathedral, and the first crash was another mine that dropped on...

The Crossword Puzzle Letters

P.S. he goes on to say I have had to put up with a certain amount of truculence from Ivan Roberts and...

Blitz On the Elephant and Castle

First of all Friday evening a bomb dropped on the Elephant, Rockingham Court got most of it but haven't...

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WRVS Fatality

We lay our wreath in remembrance of the 261 members of the WRVS who were killed on duty in the Second World...

In the Care of Angels

No. 2622507 L/Cpl William Entwistle served in WW2 in the Grenadier Guards, and sustained a shrapnel wound...

VE -day Letter from Lt William R Murchie:icon for Story with photo

It was a day or two after V-E day, but the crowds were like moths around the lights—great masses of...

A wartime letter from my fathericon for Story with photo

I have a very well-worn letter which my late father, Jacob Goldstein wrote to his oldest brother, Lou,...

Letters home from an R.A.F. Officer - 1icon for Story with photo

About every other weekend we spend the weekend at either Palm Beach or Miami, or lease at one or other of...

A Letter from Egypt to a Pal, 17 February 1944icon for Story with photo

On 17 February 1944 Pat wrote a letter to his nephew in Britain, Private Hugh McGuinness, 1st Battalion...

Walter McElvain's Letters From World War II: Army Commendations

SOLDIERS OF THE 44TH INFANTRY DIVISION: First introduced into combat the latter part of October in the...

A Letter to my Daddy on VE Dayicon for Story with photo

There were long tables set up down the middle of the street, and everything you could have wished for was...

Far East and Italy Memoriesicon for Story with photo

In 1944, Audrey Hepworth`s father Charles Leslie Broxholme, then living in Bradford, received a letter from...

Trials and Tribulations of a Land Girl

Trials and Tribulations of a Land Girl...

A Letter to Frank Nolan

Billeted in school 14 kms from Belgian frontier. Guns dug in Mon 9th — Wed 11th — Wireless...

Little Shelfordicon for Story with photo

They moved in wooden huts that had been put up for officers then the army was sent to take the roofs off,...

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...

Letter : Egg and Chips in Naplesicon for Story with photo

My uncle, Allan Stoddart died in 2004 leaving a widow, Jean with many happy memories and a collection of...

On the Home Front in Northampton

Tom is working at Sywell now in airplanes, oh baby John now has 8 teeth. I am sorry you did not get...

Aunty Sue's Letter

Mason's had their warehouses and offices bombed and they lost thousands of pounds’ worth of food,...

Letter from HMS Hermes

Subject: Royal Navy, HMS Hermes 1942  Dispatch from Alfred Pieres: the sinking of aircraft...

Bomber Crew Training - Letters Home

My uncle, Charles Davies, joined the RAF in 1941 as an 18 year old from Liverpool, for pilot training....

Letters of Wallace McNicol (Home Front), to Alfred McNicol serving as photographer in Palestine and Egypt, 1943-1945, Part 1

Letters of Wallace McNicol, to Alfred McNicol serving as photographer in Palestine and Egypt, 1943-1945,...

Letter : The Green Grassicon for Story with photo

Over the next 3 years, the war took him from India to Iraq, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Sicily, Italy, Egypt,...

Evacuee's letter to his Mother in London

I have got to make some more for another lady and Auntie Clara as well so do you think you could get...

Letter : Spring is almost upon usicon for Story with photo

My uncle, Allan Stoddart died in 2004 leaving a widow, Jean with many happy memories and a collection of...

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