Videos tagged with ww2
A MyStory film uploaded by DHE Solutions. [ A higher quality version of this film with subtitles can be viewed here -http://www.mystories.eu/stories/story/88/show Born on Long Marsh Lane in Lancaster, Mrs Clegg describes her early years including watching her Grandfather Haaf netting the River Lune, watching Barrow-in-Furness being bombed and befriending the evacuees and refugees. She describes the poverty which affected many people brought on by the depression in the 1930s. www.mystories.eu www.dhesolutions.co.uk
A MyStory film uploaded by DHE Solutions. [ A higher quality version of this film with subtitles can be viewed here - http://www.mystories.eu/stories/story/62/show ] On seeing how well his uncle; a ships boatswain, lived on board ship, Bill pestered his parents to go away to sea. He started training on the training Ship 'Indefatigable' at the age of 12. When war came he joined the Merchant Navy becoming a signalman. He later moved to the Royal Navy. The training he received on the Indefatigable held him in good stead for his life as a sailor. www.mystories.eu www.dhesolutions.co.uk
A MyStory film uploaded by DHE Solutions. At the outbreak of war, Lilian Cadoux was on holiday in Eastbourne. She was also eighteen and of call up age. To do 'her bit' for the war effort, she was assigned duties at a first aid post. Here she took up training to be a nurse. Later she presented herself to the 'Friends House' (The Quakers movement) She describes her work with the Quakers and her journey to various hospitals helping the sick and wounded. After the war she did further training and moved with the Quakers to Germany where she met her husband. Lilian describes her experience of living in Germany just after the war. She laments the fact that people so much alike in a place so much like England, should have to fight each other, 'If I had been blindfolded and dropped from a plane, where should I think I was -- Kent.' Lilian concludes from the point of view of a lifelong pacifist, and eloquently argues why war is wrong. www.mystories.eu www.dhesolutions.co.uk
As a pacifist and working for the international Quaker relief movement immediately after the Second World War, Lilian Cadoux describes the absolute destruction of German cities including Cologne and Dresden. 'The unbelievable living conditions that the surviving German people had to endure were far worse than that of the British'. She was not a fan of Churchill ' I never liked that growling aggressive tone' and describes contributing to national discussion on, and discovering little known detail about the firebombing of Dresden. Lilian finally describes the beautiful Frauenkirche (Dresden Cathedral) which was rebuilt 60 years after it was destroyed, allowing her daughter to make a pilgrimage to place Lilian's husbands name in the book of remembrance, as a long term victim.