World War 2 Stories for Sheffield

80 years ago (3rd September)

Live On 

The Tower of London poppies have been moved to a dedicated page - click here

Poppy display at the Tower last year. Nothing like it this year, nevertheless, we will still remember them on the 8th and 11th of November.  


These at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park 

As told, not by generals and historians, but by those who were there.
Were you there? Do you have a WW2 story you'd like to share? 
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Please don't be aggressive or threaten litigation like someone did a few weeks ago on a different site, which is why the site was suspended for a few weeks. A polite request is all that is required. 


The Declaration by Neville Chamberlain

Sir Nicholas Winton

19 May, 1909 - 1 July, 2015 



was held at

St Johns' Smith Square

Friday May 20th 2016 at 7:30 pm

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On this day in 1940 (12th December), the war came to Sheffield. The blitz was commemorated in the Cathedral today - 12th December 2015. 

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They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. 

  Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn them. 

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,

we will remember them.

For our tomorrow, they gave their today.

Me and Edwin at the Cenotaph in Whitehall 

Nagasaki  - 9th August 1945

Clem Attlee announces the end of WW2 - Midnight 15th August 1945 

Operation Overlord - June 6th 1944 - D-Day


(December 7, 1941)
Isn't it amazing how a film could last so long in a camera without disintegrating?
Fantastic photos taken 69 years ago. Some of you will have to go to a museum to
see what a Brownie box camera looked like?
Here is a simple picture of that Brownie Box camera, we are talking about. ... .


Alison Jacqueline Luzgart - resident of the Children's Home at Izieu; victim of the unspeakably evil Klaus Barbie,  Butcher of Lyon -  more on this - click here

"If the international Jewish financiers outside Europe should succeed in  plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the bolshevisation of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe!"
— Adolf Hitler, address to German parliament, 30 January 1939

It's amazing how many evil people cover their heinous crimes by claiming they are "doing God's work". The KKK  and other white supremists made similar claims in the deep south.