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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:20 pm    Post subject: WORLD WAR TWO  Reply with quote

An interesting story

The Forgotten women prisoners of war

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/...-forgotten-women-prisoners-of-war
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Alice. Good link. Not often you hear about the women.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Alice that was a Harrowing short account of the terrible conditions in a Wartime Nazi Camp, The book should be a very interesting one indeed
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some very good war articles in the Express.  If I see any more I will put the links up.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Alice, there appears to be no end to the repercussions of wartime events even after all this time.. War is so inhuman.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to get a copy of that book..thanks for the link Alice
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wartime child escaped the Nazis by hiding under her nanny's skirt
RENATA CALVERLEY was trapped in the Jewish ghetto in Poland until an audacious plan was hatched to set her free

Renata Calverley was almost two years old when German troops marched into Poland in September 1939 and her life changed completely.

She had no idea why, of course, but the adults around her, previously happy and carefree, became anxious and serious.

Letters to her father who was serving with the Polish army were returned unread. Food became scarce. Yellow stars appeared on the family's coats. "I thought they were to protect us," recalls Renata, 76, who lives in Oxford.

In June 1942 soldiers arrived at the family's apartment in the city of Przemysl early one morning. Her mother Tosia helped her daughter dress and thrust a doll into her arms. The little girl noticed her mother's hands were shaking.

At gunpoint Tosia, Renata and her grandmother were marched to a squalid room in the Jewish ghetto where for the next 18 months she would wait, hungry and homesick, while her mother and grandmother worked alternate factory shifts.

http://www.express.co.uk/life-sty...s-hiding-under-her-nanny-s-skirts
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More Wartime Memories...........

.." When the Second World War was declared on Sunday 3rd September 1939 I was nineteen years old and living in Liverpool with my parents and two sisters Thelma and Mavis. Thelma was fifteen and Mavis eight years old. I remember sitting around the wireless set with my family, listening to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, announcing that Great Britain was at war with Germany. I wondered what on earth was going to happen to us all and how soon it would be before our happy home life would be affected. I was soon to find out!

A blackout was announced immediately, all the streetlights went out, no lights in shop windows were allowed and blackout curtains had to be put up in all houses and public buildings. Only dim blue lights were permitted on public transport. Woe-be-tide anyone who should show a light after dark! The Air Raid Wardens would soon rap on the door and tell you about it.

We soon learned to carry a torch as Liverpool was plunged into darkness each night. Barrage balloons appeared in the sky over the city and trenches were dug in the parks and recreation grounds. Street air raid shelters were erected and Anderson shelters were provided to householders with space in their gardens. The council workmen delivered ours in pieces. It was made of corrugated iron and my father put it up with some difficulty, at the bottom of our garden and covered the top with old carpets and soil. We fitted out the inside with boxes to sit on and an old mat over the entrance. It was very cold in there in the winter and pitch black but it saved our lives on many occasions when the air raids started in earnest in 1940."....

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting read B.B.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read today, that in 1939, ten million people in Britain were eligible to have steel air raid shelters built for free if they were unable to afford them.

I always thought they were free for everybody who needed them.

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