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Tagged With: world war II

The 70th Anniversary of the Dambusters Raid

The National Archives in Kew, London have just created an online exhibition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of ‘Operation Chastise,’ better know as the Dambusters raids. The exhibition uses records from their collection to tell the story of this daring Second World War raid that took place on the night of the 16/17th May 1943. … Continue reading »

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The engagement

She was at home in the village, knitting by the light of the oil lamp when her father came home from the fields. Her mother was at the opposite end of the kitchen nursing the youngest child. He took off his hat and coat. As he sat down he spoke to her, ‘There is a … Continue reading »

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