Videos tagged with ww2

Evacuation and Doodlebugs

Evacuation and Doodlebugs

Deciding not to evacuate to America, Bridget tells us about some of the near misses and fascinating experiences of life in London during world war two.

The Blitz in Coventry

The Blitz in Coventry

"The worst type of bonfire night" This is a letter that was written in November 1940 by my mother, Joan Parsons, to her uncle in America. In the letter Joan describes the blitz of Coventry; the sights, sounds and emotions that she experienced. This is a long clip but worth watching and listening to.

WHAT A SOLDIER HAD TO DO TO GET A BATH IN 1942

WHAT A SOLDIER HAD TO DO TO GET A BATH IN 1942

John joined up as soon as he was old enough for military service and was keen to get into the war. Here he talks about the training, and about how he had to buy his weekly bath in Glasgow on a Saturday night - and the lengths he had to go to in order to be able to do so.

Memories of World War Two

Memories of World War Two

Maureen Beer was born in 1940 and although very young at the time she has memories of the Second World War that she shares here. She talks about evacuation, the bomb shelters and losing her Mum's rationing book!

Life during WW2

Life during WW2

Doris Boost was born in 1908. Here she talks about what life was like in London during the Second World War, the bombs falling and the shelters.