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This is the true story of a little child called Patrick, who was one of five little brothers that came through, what seemed like a strange world full of bombs dropping, causing big fires and total destruction on a massive scale, every morning I would wake up to see new Wendy houses to play in not realizing someone lived there the day before, and the houses were still burning it was nice and warm, food was so scarce it was rationed so much so we had a plot of land where the family tried to grow our own food, sweets and fruit I did not see until I was 14yrs old, as for toy's well you just made your own if you could, what the war failed to do was any damage to Manchester folks "wicked sense of humour", that's why to me they will always be the salt of the earth and I should know I am one of them. There is an old saying, you can take the child out of Manchester, but you will never take Manchester out of the child. The best way to give you an understanding about the war is this, if you can imagine that almost every single nation on this planet was involved in the fighting for 6 long years, with the exception of Spain Switzerland & Sweden who were neutral.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Patrick J. Cullen
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release: 2012-11
File: 116 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781477247235

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Biographies and Memoirs Women: Through the Eyes of a Child Before, During and After WW2 In Poland (True Story) The present is WW2. Martyna describes in detail the images before her as she sees them. She tries to understand the horrors of life during the war. There are situations and happenings no child should have to face and see. Never the less Martyna copes as best as her young being allows, always hopeful for a better outcome. All around her hardships, deprivations and death takes its toll, but the will to survive ever present. Occasionally, the girl escapes the sad images before her and runs into the quietness and beauty of the forest where she finds solace. The climax and fighting towards the end of WWII sees Martyna and other children rob the dead bodies of German soldiers of money and jewellery. This will help the families of live, later once WW2 is over. Tags: biographies and memoirs women, biographies and memoirs of women, biographies and memoirs, history europe eastern, europe, history women in history, history eastern europe, true story, world war 2 true stories, Women Memoirs: Through the Eyes of a Child Before, During and After WW2 In Poland, Biographies and Memoirs Women, world war 2 survivors, world war 2, world war II, WW2, stories from world war 2, world war 2 stories, WWII true stories, WWII stories, WW2 stories, World War 2 stories,

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Author: Martyna Parsons
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release: 2015-07-14
File: 260 Pages
ISBN-13: 1514684217

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In this memoir, the author intersperses his own WW II experiences as a young boy in Germany with the story of the war’s history— on both Eastern and Western battle fronts. Young Reinhold, born in 1937, was raised in Gottwollshausen, a small village in southern Germany, during the course of this war. After the Nazis drafted his father into the German army and sent him to the Russian front, Reinhold and his family—mother and two older brothers—experience the terror of Hitler and his Nazi regime, along with day and night air raids and bombings, followed by artillery attacks by the advancing Allied troops. In lieu of a normal, carefree childhood, Reinhold experiences the angst of a raging war right at his doorstep. Reinhold’s father survives the hardships of the war in Russia for three years, only to meet with a tragic end in the last week of the war. This memoir highlights the brutal and sadistic practices of Hitler and his Nazis.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Reinhold Pflugfelder
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2011-09-08
File: 175 Pages
ISBN-13: 146534490X

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Fifteen people, who were children during World War II, share their memories of the period and explain how it shaped their lives

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Genre: History
Author: Kati David
Publisher: Basic Books
Release: 1989
File: 210 Pages
ISBN-13: 0941423247

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A developmental psychologist discusses children's perceptions of World War II

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Genre: History
Author: Emmy E Werner
Publisher: Westview Press
Release: 2000
File: 271 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015048531878

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So you think you know what it was like in 1939 and beyond to live through World War 2 the blitz and all, well you will have one eye already open from your current education, so let this little boy called Patrick tell you what you dont know "Warts and all" so you will have both eyes open wide and at last you will have real valuable true knowledge now you know the real truth. The place Patrick talks about is the borough of HARPURHEY MANCHESTER UK It is the story of the greatest abject poverty and squalor, if you are a male you will laugh a lot about his antics to survive, if you are a female you may weep a lot about his treatment and being branded a street urchin at such a tender young age but patrick tells all, that is when he could stop coughing from all the muck ,crap and shit that was in abundence at that time.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Patrick J. Cullen
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release: 2009-04
File: 76 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781438966922

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"Curt Tong's Child of war is [an] ... account of his family's thirty-seven months of incarceration and what they did to survive, both physically and emotionally"--Foreword.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Curtis Whitfield Tong
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release: 2011
File: 252 Pages
ISBN-13: IND:30000127752792

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How do children cope when their world is transformed by war? This book draws on memory narratives to construct an historical anthropology of childhood in Second World Britain, focusing on objects and spaces such as gas masks, air raid shelters and bombed-out buildings. In their struggles to cope with the fears and upheavals of wartime, with families divided and familiar landscapes lost or transformed, children reimagined and reshaped these material traces of conflict into toys, treasures and playgrounds. This study of the material worlds of wartime childhood offers a unique viewpoint into an extraordinary period in history with powerful resonances across global conflicts into the present day.

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Genre: History
Author: Gabriel Moshenska
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2019-04-01
File: 186 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351345507

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BORDERS, BOMBS, AND... TWO RIGHT SHOES.WWII through the Eyes of a Ukrainian Child Refugee SurvivorThe Author writes in the Introduction: "In my memoir, many brief scenes of the reality that I had to face during WWII demonstrate once again how some of our human species are capable of bringing utter devastation to others of our own kind. Still, at the same time, there are also examples proving that we can manage to survive even great adversities. Yet, in order to survive a life-threatening journey, it usually takes a helping hand from others, who thus prove their own humanity."A CHILD'S JOURNEY THROUGH WWIIWWII shaped the Author's daily life from the age of 4 through 11. In 1939, a communist/Russian invasion of Western Ukraine took place, and with it not just the beginning of war, but the horrors it had brought to the family and friends, causing the death of her grandfather, a Ukrainian Greco-Catholic priest. In 1941, a day before a Nazi invasion, the Author witnessed charred bodies of victims of a Russian massacre of Ukrainian political prisoners in her city of Stryi. Soon, the Nazis replaced the communists: their ideology introduced ghettos for the Jewish population, threatening all others with the severest punishment for sheltering any Jews. The little girl and her mother took great risk when they agreed to help a Jewish girl, and later also sheltered a young Jewish woman. Many of the family's friends acted similarly, providing shelter to Jewish neighbors and strangers, including important rabbis (such as The Great Rabbi Robeach of Belz, whom Raoul Wallenberg came to visit, while the Rabbi was in hiding). In 1944, the Soviets were again at the city's doorstep, and for many Ukrainians that meant renewed arrests, executions, or exile to Siberia. The Author's family became refugees, passing through Poland, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany, including a stay in a German internment camp, and later working on a farm and at a railroad yard. After the war ended, a new threat faced most the 2.5 to 3 million East European Ostarbeiter (slave workers) and refugees in Germany: Russia demanded that all the refugees whose country it invaded even for two years, were to be forcibly "repatriated", although not to their own patria, but to the labor camps in Siberia. Finally, over 200,000 Ukrainian refugees found haven in Displaced Persons camps for various nationalities. During 1945-1948, these camps had a substitute town infrastructure, including schools, theaters, choirs, publications, and chapels for various denominations. They also provided training for new occupations in overseas countries that were ready to take in these refugees.As a child, the Author survived interrogations, three execution attempts, daily bombardments, and extensive nomadic wanderings, mostly in freight trains. Yet, her family survived, mostly by chance, and through the kindness of friends and several complete strangers. The Author provides other examples about WWII events experienced by her and some of her friends or acquaintances. In order to help the reader place the depicted events within a historical framework, the book includes historical maps and timelines of events that had influenced her life as well as that of her ancestors. There is also a timeline, illustrating how historical events kept being repeated and continued to affect her people throughout the 20th century. Another timeline refers to the family's odyssey during WWII. Information is also included about the Author's maternal ancestors, the Shankovskys, who represented 16 generations of Ukrainian Greco-Catholic priests. Many of the historical events affecting the Author's family, took place in Ukraine for over a millennium, in the vicinity of the thousand year-old Svitovyd statue, on the banks of the Zbruch River. For centuries, this river served as the border between the East and the West. The books has 5 maps, 78 photos and documents, a glossary of terms, and an index of names.

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Author: Larissa Onyshkevych
Publisher:
Release: 2016-12-01
File: 238 Pages
ISBN-13: 0692746544

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“A masterpiece” (The Guardian) from the Nobel Prize–winning writer, an oral history of children’s experiences in World War II across Russia NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST For more than three decades, Svetlana Alexievich has been the memory and conscience of the twentieth century. When the Swedish Academy awarded her the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre,” describing her work as “a history of emotions . . . a history of the soul.” Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, Last Witnesses is Alexievich’s collection of the memories of those who were children during World War II. They had sometimes been soldiers as well as witnesses, and their generation grew up with the trauma of the war deeply embedded—a trauma that would change the course of the Russian nation. Collectively, this symphony of children’s stories, filled with the everyday details of life in combat, reveals an altogether unprecedented view of the war. Alexievich gives voice to those whose memories have been lost in the official narratives, uncovering a powerful, hidden history from the personal and private experiences of individuals. Translated by the renowned Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, Last Witnesses is a powerful and poignant account of the central conflict of the twentieth century, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of war. Praise for Last Witnesses “There is a special sort of clear-eyed humility to [Alexievich’s] reporting.”—The Guardian “A bracing reminder of the enduring power of the written word to testify to pain like no other medium. . . . Children survive, they grow up, and they do not forget. They are the first and last witnesses.”—The New Republic “A profound triumph.”—The Big Issue “[Alexievich] excavates and briefly gives prominence to demolished lives and eradicated communities. . . . It is impossible not to turn the page, impossible not to wonder whom we next might meet, impossible not to think differently about children caught in conflict.”—The Washington Post

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Genre: History
Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2019-07-02
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780399588778

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