Radio programme
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
Scope and Content:
Title: World War 2 in Essex
Date of recording: 1989
Length of tape: 40 minutes
Depositor: Essex Radio
Restrictions: Essex Radio
Synopsis of tape: Recollections and experiences of World War 2; preparations for war in 1938 - civil defence, gas masks; evacuation of children from metropolitan Essex; rationing; Women's land army; German prisoner-of-war at Writtle; air raids on industry; V1 and V2 raids; RAF and American air bases in Essex - Royal Navy escorts off coast - experiences of Essex soldiers; defences against possible invasion - Home guard - restrictions on newspaper reporting and movements.
Dates of Creation:
40 mins

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Second World War World War 2 in Essex, 1989
Document Types Sound recording World War 2 in Essex, 1989