Shabbat dinner at Aunt B's house. Q&A with Grandpa Fred about his family, his town, and how he survived WW2... Not the highest quality, but we are lucky to have it digitally preserved. XO
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Interview with husband and wife John and Margaret Gordon.
During WW2, John served first in an anti aircraft artillery role, then as a Despatch Rider. A veteran of the Dunkirk evacuation, this modest ex soldier was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre avec Palm for his Bofors gun defense of Antwerp harbour.
John's wife Margaret, who he wed during the war, served as a Wren on HMS Caroline in Belfast docks, where she carried out important naval administration.
Their stories provide a powerful portrait of life in a country at war.