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Echoes of War: Childhood Memories from WWII

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The contributor was a child in WWII.

The contributor visited a museum in France, which brought back strong memories for her of dark, claustrophobic bomb shelters in London.

She was evacuated to Lincoln in 1943. London was in constant darkness, and there was always a feeling of adrenaline and anticipation for the worst. She described the sheer fright of hearing the bombs drop around London. As a little child, she saw the rubble of nearby houses and wondered if she might be next.

The contributor's father enlisted in the army but was an engineer, so was not allowed to join. So, he also worked as a fire warden.


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Shared at Llandaff Memorial Hall, Cardiff on 11 November 2023. Organised by The Cathedral School, Llandaff.

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97274 | LLA007