Monthly Archives: October 2013

6 Intern the Foreigners

Churchill had the right kind of instincts “We’ve got to do something” and like in Germany, you immediately turn on the Jews Stepney, East London Boy  A lot of Italians were interned, even ones who had lived in England since … Continue reading

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5 1940: Threat of Invasion

I felt certain the war was over, that we’d lost Oxford Lad  In 1940 I was working with my father on a building site, driving the lorry.  My father had been in the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry.  That’s how … Continue reading

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4 Evacuation

It was like an auction affair, like a jumble sale Liverpool Girl  On the Friday before the Sunday when war broke out, they were evacuating all the school kids from Liverpool.  My two younger brothers and my sister, they were … Continue reading

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3 The Day War Broke Out

It’s that vivid that Sunday morning when they said war had broke out.  I said to myself “What are you crying for?” Somerset Girl  I was with my mother and she was talking to someone and they must have been … Continue reading

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2 The Jewish Emigres

My Parents were Jewish, so things began to go downhill after 1930 The German  My parents were Jewish so things began to go downhill after 1930.  In the years between 1928 and 1933 (when I matriculated) there were a lot … Continue reading

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1 Before the War

A funeral, I’m sorry to say, that used to be like a luxury, to have a funeral Teeside Boy   In 1939, as a kid, you were still living in an age when Britannia ruled the waves.  You didn’t know … Continue reading

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You, You & You! Introduction

   To read the contents in chronological order:  Go to CHAPTERS (above) and click on the Chapter you wish to read. This online publication is free, and extensive quotes and segments are available to local newspaper media and specialist print … Continue reading

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