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15 October 2014
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A big thank-you to everyone who attended all our People's War events and contributed their stories - and a special thank you to our volunteer story-gatherers Suzanne and Simon. We have added over 100 stories to the People's War site.

Thanks also to Linda for setting the ball rolling before moving on to pastures new, to Hayley, Margaret and David from Lounge Union for their terrific display, and finally to The Big Lottery Fund, without whom none of this would have been possible.

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Stories contributed by Isle of Wight Libraries

Third Time Lucky
Dogfight over SW19
United by Christmas
An Evacuee's Story
Out of Hastings
Ventnor at War
Memories of a child of the times
Memories of ATS days
A modest man
Wartime Memories of Ian Gordon, Part 1 : D-Day
Wartime Memories of Ian Gordon -- Part 2: H.N.M.S. Tunsberg Castle
Wartime Memories of Ian Gordon -- Part 3: V for Victory
Teenage Life in Pompey
An Eight Year Old to the Rescue
Peril in Penge
A Pony Ride
The Blowing up of H.M.S. Barham
Teenager's memories in South London
How it was thenicon for Recommended story
Memories of a Linesmanicon for Story with photo
My 4 days leave in Cairoicon for Story with photo
The liberation of the town of St. Niklaas, Belgiumicon for Story with photo
The Leicester House against Hitler
A sailors letter to his grandson
Memories of London in the Blitz
Ivy's Waricon for Story with photo
A German Graveicon for Story with photo
Worried about mum - and where will we sleep?
With The Home Guard in East Cowes and Anglesey
What a child learnt from the Merchant Navy
Strange But True
A Leyton girl's recollections
A thankyou from Berlin
Memories of ATS days
The Feelings of War: Detachment, Depression and Fear
Flying Bombs Over Twickenham
Bergonzoli and Me
Growing Up In Wartime Coventry
The Coventry Blitz And What Followed
Happy Evacuees
German air raid on East Cowes
A Bomb In Next-Door’s Garden
A Childhood War in Cowes
A Delivery Driver’s War in Portsmouth
A Rebel Who Loved The Water
The Silent Service
An Experience of the Balham Bombing
One Of The Lucky Guys
Sacked for Dancing in the Office!
Banks, Bombs and Boats in Wartime Londonicon for Story with photo
Growing Up In Wartime Sandown
My wartime memories of West Wight 1: Bread and Battalions
My wartime memories of West Wight 2: Trouble with Motorbikes in the Civil Defenceicon for Story with photo
My wartime memories of West Wight 3: The Battle of Britain from West Wight
My wartime memories of West Wight 4: D-Day and After in West Wight
A Bomb in the Basket
A Place To Stay
The Taste of Bananas?
Looking After Mum
When Jack McGann Bought Me Lunch
Brother Jimmy’s Stalag War
Why Is It Always The Good-looking Ones That Die?
Ready and Willing
The Q Shipsicon for Story with photo
Sorting Top Secret Mailicon for Story with photo
George Woodley's Royal Navy Service Recordicon for Story with photo
Church bombing and a letter to Canada
With The A.T.S. in Weymouthicon for Story with photo
Wartime Sandownicon for Story with photo
Constance Sweeting’s Home from Homeicon for Story with photo
The Barrage Balloons and the Weekend Wedding
Instructions for London Evacueesicon for Story with photo
Lenny’s Story
The Bombing of Sinah Batteryicon for Story with photo
How I met My Wife
HMS Resolution Air Division: Oh Happy Band!
A Young Woman’s War
On Invasion Watch
My Service for Freedomicon for Story with photo
HMS Illustrious, Salvage and Malaria
The Bombing of Seaforth Town Hall
WW2 School Days on the Isle of Wight
A Royal Artillery Barber’s War
AWOL Before Even Starting as a Soldier!
My War as a Prisoner Part 1
My War as a Prisoner Part 2
My War as a Prisoner Part 3
Once A Dressmaker - Always Useful!
A Hot / Cold Wet Night
With the WRNS on HMS Medina and HMS Osborneicon for Story with photo
A Lucky Birthday
The Sandown Spyicon for Story with photo
Peggy Taylor's Factory Job
My Life in the Land Armyicon for Story with photo
War Time Tragedy in London
From Gun Sights to Military Hospital
Bombing of Haylands.
You’ll be able to see your Auntie Floss!
Wartime Weddingsicon for Story with photo

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