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During the War

(8 Posts)
CHEELU Sun 16-Dec-12 10:55:15

I love listening to stories about the War days, about the rations and how it really effected ordinary peoples lives.

vampirequeen Sun 16-Dec-12 20:14:10

Listen to 1940s Radio at They play real radio shows from the 1940s complete with news and adverts. Brilliant music and fascinating to listen to.

merlotgran Sun 16-Dec-12 21:04:58

There's a Christmas edition of Wartime Farm on Tuesday. Unfortunately it clashes with Last Tango in Halifax so I'll have to watch it on iPlayer.

CHEELU Sun 16-Dec-12 23:33:30

vampirequeen thank you for that I m going to love that!!! Thank you merlotgran

Joan Mon 17-Dec-12 05:29:53

I wonder if I can get that radio program in Australia? I was born in the last year of the war, 1945, so I remember all the songs, the slogans, and rationing, which ended when I was 8.

vampirequeen Mon 17-Dec-12 21:17:00

It's an internet radio so I don't see why you wouldn't be able to get it.

Brendawymms Mon 17-Dec-12 21:49:04

My parents lived near a USA transit camp and after the war Dad was building a kitchen and needed a sink so went the the abandoned camp. He found a sink but also a box of chocolate. What a luxury and everyone ate some. They all found out it was Exlax!

vampirequeen Tue 18-Dec-12 09:42:51

omg lol