Category Archives: Belfast Blitz

Anyone besides me Reading a Lot

I ran out of books some time ago after reading books that I would under normal circumstances never have opened. Linda took pity and ordered four more books on line. One arrived Tuesday and already it’s almost finished, hoping the … Continue reading

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Legion Town Hall!

The president of Dominion Command will hold a town hall question and answer session in April 2020. I have already posed the question of doing away with right breast legion medals. It will be interesting to see how that is … Continue reading

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Christmas Memories .

Here we are, already 5th December and the time is closing in fast. Shops are crowded with people dashing from place to place. Christmas music rings out in stores and restaurants, sometimes outside in the streets. A time of happiness … Continue reading

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So Disappointed Today

Today, November 11th 2019. I woke up this morning not feeling well, my Remembrance Day kit was all ready, medals polished, shoes shined and blazer brushed. Alas it was not to be, just could not muster the energy to parade. … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Memories. (The Blitz of Belfast N.Ireland)

This is my last Remembrance Day memory for 2019. I hope those who read my stories enjoyed and now know a little more about the war years. The Belfast Blitz is an unusual story, the city was never prepared for … Continue reading

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One of the First V1 Flying bombs

Londoners went about their business, happily speculating that the war was won. People no longer feared danger from the skies with the same intensity has had been the case during the blitz. Hitler however, held a different view of who … Continue reading

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My War Wound???

We had moved to Lowestoft in September 1944 after losing everything in the V1 hit to our flat in London. Lily’s husband was being sent to the Far East to the Japanese theatre of war. We rented a bed sitter … Continue reading

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The Blitz, Shingles and a sausage!!!!! circa 1943.

Air raids became a daily part of life, seemingly every night we ended up in the shelter. Ours was an Anderson shelter, a very common type that dotted the English landscape. There were thousands in back gardens all across the … Continue reading

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Going to the movies! memories of the 2nd World War.

On the last night of Ben’s leave he took us to the cinema. Going to the pictures was an exciting and rare treat. During the early war years, when the blitz was in full swing, cinemas were shut down. It … Continue reading

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A War time Christmas Story

Continuing my wartime experiences leading up to Remembrance Day. Christmas of 1942 was the first year I really began to understand what it was all about. As the special day approached, I grew more and more excited. On Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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