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The Female Experience - Serving During Wartime

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posted on 2024-06-05, 17:28 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Going through the photo album kept by my mother, I found pages with photographs of her and her friends/fellow servicewomen during the war. They look to be having a wonderful time, and perhaps the photos show the few times they COULD relax and pretend nothing was happening?

This story was shared during an in-person interview at a Digital Collection Day. A transcription of the interview is attached to this record.


Item list and details

1. Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 435 Battery, Belgium. Eileen on the right 2. Eileen and Vera 3. Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 435 Battery, Belgium. Eileen 2nd from left in the middle row 4. Same again, Eileen 2nd from left 5. Eileen - photos labelled "off duty" and "happy days on site" 6. Group pic. Eileen on the left-hand side 7. 1945 Christmas Pioneer menu 8. Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 435 Battery, Belgium, 1945. Eileen on the bottom right

Person the story/items relate to

Eileen Edwards

Person who shared the story/items

June Turner

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor


Type of submission

Shared at Todmorden Library, West Yorkshire on 24 November 2023.

Record ID

102008 | TOD015