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"What Did You Do in the War?"
10th November 2014

During the first half of Michaelmas term in YC Story Club, a project launched by the children’s newspaper First News caught the boys’ imaginations. It was called, ‘What Did You Do in the War?’

First News wanted to hear of any family stories from the Second World War, whether Great Granddad fought at D-Day, or Great Auntie was a battlefield nurse, or cracked codes or hid under a table during the Blitz … who knows what extraordinary life experiences might turn up with a little digging?

The best written and most interesting stories would be printed in the newspaper, and possibly find their way into an anthology too, published by children’s publishers, Walker Books.

It was a great opportunity to get published.

What has come back are the most extraordinary accounts of war-time experiences, as dramatic as they are deeply moving; and such a variety too. These are precious stories, worth retelling and cherishing, and the boys are clearly very proud of their amazing World War Two forebears.

Well done to all the boys who worked hard on this project.

What Did You Do in the War? Story One 

What Did You Do in the War? Story Two

What Did You Do in the War? Story Three 

What Did You Do in the War? Story Four 

What Did You Do in the War? Story Five 

What Did You Do in the War? Story Six 

What Did You Do in the War? Story Seven

 

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