Contribute Your WW2 Memories

The purpose of this blog and the website we are also putting together is to ask people to share their stories of World War Two from 1939 to 1945 from all over the world.  So many allied forces took part and we would like to hear all stories.  We are looking for contributions from the following subjects, but if we have left one out just tell us and we will include it.  You can write about yourself, a member of your family or on behalf of someone else.  As long as you have permission from any living “third party” to contribute their story and photos we will be happy to publish it.

We would like contributions or articles on many subject matter, so here are a few to get you started.

  • The Admiralty
  • Allied Armed Forces – Air Forces, Armies, Navies
  • The Home Front
  • Experiences of the Blitz
  • Evacuations
  • Nights in the Shelter
  • Rationing and ‘Make Do & Mend’
  • Resistance – did your family help
  • The Ground War
  • The Air War
  • The Sea War
  • The Merchant Navy
  • The Bevan Boys
  • Munitions Factories
  • Civilian Emergency Services – Ambulance, Fire, Police
  • ARP
  • Land Girls
  • Womens Voluntary Services
  • NAAFI (EFS)
  • Support Command – Clerks, Cooks, Drivers
  • Military and Civililian Nurses
  • POWs
  • Victims of the Holocaust
  • Failed to Return – those buried abroad
  • How Did You Entertain Yourselves – local dances, parties, etc.
  • VE Day Parties – send in photos of your street
What Next?
Write your story on your computer, for those who are contributing from Europe or Worldwide please ensure it’s in English.  We will be publishing ‘your’ words so ensure it is spell-checked, grammatically correct and no more than 500 words in length.  We will not check anything before or after publication of your article.   When you are happy with your finished story then please copy and paste it into our form HERE and include up to 3 photos with captions so that we know who or what the photos relate to.  If you would like a photo identifying please give as much information as possible so that we can share with visitors who may be able to help.   If you would like us to add your email address to your article so that others who may have experienced the same or know of your family member can contact you please state on our FORM if you would like us to offer this.
What We Will Not Accept
We will not accept nor allow any comments that are politically motivated, anti-semetic or pro-nazi.  Anything that is deemed by us to be of this nature or racist in any manner will be reported to the relevant authories.  We have your IP address on all comments made.
Ready?
OK, get writing and save our FORM PAGE in your favourites and we look forward to receiving your story or article very soon.  Don’t forget to follow us too or pop back now and again to see how we are progressing.
Thank you!
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