Sound and vision blog

07 September 2009

Recording of the Week: memories of the outbreak of World War II and air raids on Norwich

Recounting his childhood experiences of the second world war in Norwich, Brian Staff describes one of the early bombing raids on Norwich, potato rations, and the nearby American aerodrome at Rackheath, a village just to the northeast of Norwich.

http://sounds.bl.uk/View.aspx?item=021M-C0900X11636X-0100V0.xml#

'Recording of the Week' highlights gems from the Archival Sound Recordings website, chosen by British Library experts or recommended by listeners. This week's item was selected by Elspeth Millar, National Life Stories Administrator at the British Library Sound Archive. The recording was made in Norwich in 1999 for the BBC by Wendy Witham for the Millennium Memory Bank, one of the largest single oral history collections in Europe.

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