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Living through the Southampton Blitz

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:11 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

As a teenager in the Second World War, Kathleen lived through one of the most heavily bombed cities in the UK. She worked as a nurse, looking after wounded soldiers. She was bombed out of her house. And remembered everything in vivid detail.


Item list and details

Audio recording - Interview.

Person the story/items relate to

Kathleen Lily Butler

Person who shared the story/items

Kathleen Lily Butler

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

She was my grandmother. She passed away on 1 May 2023 at the age of 99. This recording was made when she was 98 - and she had photographic memory of her experiences.

Type of submission

Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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