WW2 People's War

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This excellent project ran between 2003 and 2006 and collected thousands of stories from people who experienced World War Two. In its original form the website allowed people to leave responses and make connections with other users. The archived version, which you can navigate very clearly by theme, still makes for a fascinating visit.

Unsurprisingly the home front features strongly (including 14,336 stories about childhood and evacuation) but there are personal insights into everything from Army Life (6,364) to the Blitz and even Conscientious Objectors.

Given the war is now slipping beyond living memory this useful website represents an invaluable resource and an increasingly important social archive.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/

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