Videos tagged with ww2

MyStory - A pacifist's war - Working with the Quakers during the London blitz

MyStory - A pacifist's war - Working with the Quakers during the London blitz

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

Persian Memories and WW2

Persian Memories and WW2

Memories of Persia, modern day Iran and World War 2.

MyStory - The bombing of Cologne and Dresden

MyStory - The bombing of Cologne and Dresden

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.

Remembering WW2 as a child

Remembering WW2 as a child

Margaret recalls the start of WW2 during her childhood, her relatives moving in during the war and how living in the countryside helped avoid any heavy bombing.

MyStory - Running from the Japanese - Recollections of an eight year old in Burma

MyStory - Running from the Japanese - Recollections of an eight year old in Burma

A MyStory film uploaded by DHE Solutions Ltd www.dhesolutions.co.uk/MyStory.asp www.mystories.co.uk When the Japanese invaded Burma in December 1941 it all seemed very exciting for an eight year old girl. Sister Zela describes the plight of herself, sister and Mother at moving from place to place in Burma to escape aerial bombardment, and then being excited at the prospect of crossing the jungle into India on elephants borrowed from cousins. And as refugees being relieved at meeting up with her father again, who had to cross the jungle on foot, and appeared 'like a stick'. Finally Zela recalls the inner strength and courage her mother displayed, and how all these experiences as a child contributed to her own broad understanding of her faith.