Village Veterans - Reminiscences of WWII

Interviews conducted by Susan Moores in Spring 2015* to mark:

70th Anniversary of Victory In Europe 'VE70' and Victory Over Japan 'VJ70'.

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Pamela Bates:
As a 17 year old Wren, Pam found herself posted to Bletchley Park.

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Nancy Bushell:
A young nurse in France, Nancy nursed German as well as Allied soldiers and then found herself in Hiroshima.

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Basil Dent:
In training for D-Day, Basil suffered a broken back.

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Jim Harding:
Jim was determined to enlist even as an underage teenager and found himself in Jerusalem in the troubles there.

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Patrick Lenander (*Interviewed in 2005 on 60th Anniversary of VJ Day):
A Danish citizen, Patrick enlisted in the British Army and served in Burma.

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Juliana Mallinson:
Juliana joined the Land Army and met her husband as they both served in the war.
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Derek Parsons (*Interviewed in 2005 on 60th Anniversary of VJ Day):
Derek, a long time resident of Burton Bradstock, served in Burma and India.
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Tess Pritchard:
Tess served in WRENs in the Coder Communications Department passing cyphers on.
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Gladys Richardson:
When her fiancé, Ken, joined the Army Gladys volunteered for the WAAF. They were apart for 4 years.
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Ken Richardson:
Joining the Tank Regiment, Ken fought in North Africa, Italy and Greece as part of Montgomery's 8th Army.
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