Category Archives: World War II

British Pub Monikers

It was eerily quiet on the street after the friendly clamor of The Horse Under Saddle, despite the fact that it was only eight in the evening. He heard the occasional voice in the distance or the rumble of a … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday Vera Lynn!

“There’s a war on. And as a result whirlwind romances are the order of the day. All of England is full of men and woman falling in love at first sight while listening to Vera Lynn singing about the white … Continue reading

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Rupert Bear

    “Podgy Pig?” Guy was intrigued. “What on earth are you talking about?”     “Whoops, I forgot I was talking to an American. English children are raised on the adventures of Rupert Bear and his friends, one of whom is … Continue reading

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Zippo lighters

Eventually he found the monogrammed Zippo lighter his father had given him in the front pocket of his trousers—how did it get there? It was usually in his breast coat pocket— and pulled it out. (Not2Nite) Zippo lighters are often … Continue reading

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Morrison shelters

“I expect if the sirens go her mum will get her into a shelter quick enough. And if she elects to stay home, I’m betting they have a pretty sturdy Morrison shelter in the kitchen they can huddle under.” (Not2Nite) … Continue reading

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Sugar rationing in WWII

“I haven’t tasted candy in over a year,” Molly admitted. “Sweets were one of the first things to disappear off the shelves when rationing was instituted. I don’t think I can resist.”  (Not2Nite) Never forget that Great Britain is an … Continue reading

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