Memories of a nine year old at the start of the war

Rose Daniels
Author: Gareth Owen

An oral history interview with Mrs Rose Daniels.  Interview Date 13/07/2014

Rose Daniels was nine years of age at the beginning of the war, so most of her memories relate to her school days and what went on around her local home which was in the Fawley area. She relates being on the school field when it was machine gunned, observing bombing raids on Southampton, the plane crash at Exbury, time at school and local activities and the disruption to normal life during the build up to D-Day.

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Interviewed by: Sue Jackson
Transcription by: John Martin
Checked by: Gareth Owen
Audio Editor: Gareth Owen

Date: 1940

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