Memories of a young teenager during the first years of the war

Barbara Brown
Author: Gareth Owen

An oral history interview with Mrs Barbara Brown.  Interview Date 13/07/2014

Barbara Brown was a young teenager during the first years of the war and was still at school. She remembers the air raids and seeing a dogfight and plane shot down. A bomb also fell close to their home. She goes on to relate some of the things that she remembers about life during those war years.

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

Date: 1943
1 comment
  1. Louise Downey

    So lovely to hear the voice and memories of my children’s great grandmother bobs! Wonderful as we now live here! Brilliant project! Many thanks for such a valuable historic record of life during the war!

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