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War time babies

That's me. 9 when the war started. Just been listening to Vera Lynn and by the end I was in tears Crying or Very sad

Posted at 12th Sep 2010 - 09:12PM   Posted by Withy Brook   War time babies Comments: 9

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Silverhead's Avatar I really was a war time baby----born 1939. I've enjoyed all the history and nostalgia but missed tonight with Vera Lynn.

Husband and I were at Scone Palace at a "Farming Yesteryear" event. Still nostalgic-- still historicConfused

We finished our day in the local Turkish Restaurant. Rather modern but deliciousEmbarassedEmbarassed.

Posted by: Silverhead on 12th Sep 2010 at 09:42PM

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Faith's Avatar My eldest sisters were war-babies, born 1939 and 1941.

Posted by: Faith on 12th Sep 2010 at 09:57PM

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This baby was conceived during the war, and born just after it.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 13th Sep 2010 at 12:19AM

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Frances's Avatar Guess that I almost, or barely, qualify, ... just know that I am too old to qualify as a baby boomer. xo

Posted by: Frances on 13th Sep 2010 at 12:40AM

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Camilla's Avatar I appeared nine years later Withy, but I do remember going to the corner shop with ration coupons, must have been about five years of age.

Hl was a baby boomer Frances, his father got married to my MIL in the morning, and then straight away went off to war, was presumed missing by way of telegram, and luckily survived the war and came back home to his wife. My FIL was never the same man when he came back from the war my MIL said, sadly so true of other soldiers who fought to save us.

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Sep 2010 at 02:31AM

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Toady's Avatar OH's sister is called Vera Lynn because she visited the hospital on the day she was born. Somewhere in the archive is a very tatty newspaper cutting with a photo of OH's Mum and Dad, the baby and the lady herself. They remained great fans and the last music played at MIL's funeral was We'll Meet Again. Needless to say floods of tears then too.

Posted by: Toady on 13th Sep 2010 at 07:26AM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Very much post war.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 13th Sep 2010 at 09:09AM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I was born in Birmingham in 1940 so very much a war baby. I spent much of my early months in an Anderson air-raid shelter. We lived in the same road as my grandparents and severl houses in between us were flattened by bombs so my mother was, understandably, nervous.
We later moved to Cirencester as my father was posted to South Cerney aerodrome there.
I remember my Mickey Mouse gas mask although I don't remember having to wear it.
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Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 13th Sep 2010 at 10:25AM

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Angel's Avatar Aw, Withy. Because of my upbringing, I always feel I was born in the wrong era. I've always had a real affinity for 40's-50's life.

When my surgery is over and I'm feeling better, I have a novel about wartime growing up and romance that I simply must write!xx

Posted by: Angel on 13th Sep 2010 at 09:30PM

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