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Telling Arts: Over 21 but far too young to remember the war

Posted on 29 August 2012 | Narrative

Jude Carroll from the United States was happy to talk about a blitz story about her British husbands’ grandmother (as told by his mother-in-law, Olive).

“The sirens signalled an air raid so the whole family ran to safety to the shelter at the end of the garden. Nobody enjoyed the time spent huddled together waiting for the all-clear.

On this particular night, Mother became quite agitated and worried… in her haste she had forgotten her dentures. Dad cut short her complaints stating with some authority that they (the Germans) were dropping bombs not sandwiches!”