THE WAR YEARS

This page is under construction but will be a space for all things related to the area during WWI and WWII.

Soldiers' stories, the War Memorials, newspaper clippings and so on

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World War One: 28th July 1914 - 11th November 1918

World War Two: 1st September 1939 - 1945

The exact date of the end of WWII is not universally agreed upon. It was generally accepted at the time that the war ended with the Armistice of 14 August 1945 (VJ Day), rather than with the formal surrender of Japan on 2 September 1945, which officially ended the war in Asia.  VE day was the 8th May 1945.

VE - Victory in Europe.  VJ - Victory in Japan.

Page under construction - I am currently working on the other war memorials and WW2 names

Temporary location for this, until I can incorporate it into a new page.  This recording was sent to me by Julia Tomson, and it is part of a much longer recording that her son, Will, made of her mother Phyllis Crossland's reminiscences shortly before she died in 2010. Will and his friend Danni selected this section and put it to music.

Phyllis was the author of several books including Echoing Hills, Years of Grace and On Active Service.

When they Dropped the Bombs, the first night of the Sheffield Blitz, 12th December 1940

When they dropped the bombs by Phyllis CArtist Name
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