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Edna Hicks: School Shelters

Edna Hicks remembers the bomb shelters for students in different grade levels at her school.

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Edna Hicks: "They whined as they came down."

Edna Hicks recalls the sounds of bombs as they fell.

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Edna Hicks: "Direct hit!"

Edna Hicks describes her father's work in London during World War II.

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Edna Hicks: "I'll give him a cup of tea."

Edna Hicks recalls her fear that a German paratrooper would land in her family's back garden.

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Edna Hicks: Battle of Britain

Edna Hicks remembers the sirens that warned of German planes approaching during the Battle of Britain in 1940.

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Edna Hicks: Sister Joyce

Edna Hicks remembers her sister Joyce who was killed in a traffic accident in 1940.

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Edna Hicks: Blackout

Edna Hicks recalls total darkness in the streets during the city-wide blackouts that protected against German bombings.

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Edna Hicks: Evacuation

Edna Hicks explains her parents' reasons for keeping their younger children at home during World War II.

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Edna Hicks: "Pounds and Pounds of Sugar."

Edna Hicks remembers her mother's initial reaction to rationing orders.

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Edna Hicks: Rationing

Edna Hicks remembers the vast number of products and materials that were rationed in England during World War II.

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Edna Hicks: Gas Mask

Edna Hicks describes her fear while being fitted with a gas mask in preparation for German air raids.

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Edna Hicks: Bomb Shelter

Edna Hicks describes the bomb shelter installed in her family's back garden during World War II.

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Edna Hicks: "We are now at war with Germany"

Edna Hicks recalls hearing Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announce the start of war with Germany.

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June Chandler: "I just slugged him."

June Chandler explains how she met and married her husband, Jeff Chandler, an American serviceman stationed in London after World War II.

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June Chandler: Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

June Chandler describes the gas mask she had to wear as a young child during the German bombing of London.

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June Chandler: Evacuation

June Chandler recalls how she and her older brother evacuated to northern England to avoid the air raids over London.

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