"As one who always had a keen interest in history I found the city with its narrow, winding streets, cathedral, castle and open ai.
bombers overhead we ventured out into the street. Shocked, shaken and in tears, we saw an unbelievable scene of destruction. "During the next seven or eight days after those two raids, our family would leave our home after tea, walk out of the city carrying blankets, pillows, sandwiches, hot tea Puma Creepers Girls in flasks and our torches to the Mile Cross bridge, and sleep under the bridge each night. "When the Yanks first appeared in the city they were very noticeable in their different style uniforms, and different language, which was English and yet it wasn't. "For example, we'd never heard of a drawing pin described as a thumb tack, a torch as a flashlight nor petrol as gasoline.
found Britain, with its black outs, poor food, lack of central heating and other privations and shortages brought about by almost three years of war, hard to take," he addedHere are some of the memories from a chapter in the book called Norwich At War:"When war was declared I was 15 years old and lived at 31 Belvoir Street, Norwich. "My aunt was responsible for my upbringing after I'd lost my mother when I was four. One minute I was a schoolgirl, the next a wage earner. I had worked at the railway station for about a year when the city was bombed very heavily by the Germans in a series of quite devastating raids.
ast to this day. Turn the pages, be transported back to war torn East Anglia, and read the personal thoughts of the GI's Puma Shoes Rihanna Black
"I first met husband to be Sergeant Herman Canfield in May 1944 at a friend's home near Wendling. "He was a clerk in the Group Operations office. We got engaged in August 1944 and we were married at St Phillips's Church in Heigham Road on December 2 1944. "Staff Sergeant Dale R VanBlair. "Two days after our first mission we made the first of many trips into Norwich (pronounced Nor'ich) a city of probably 100,000 people.