I persuaded my father to write down his memories and Dad's own words form the basis of this family history narrative (left) , supplemented by letters written to my mother in 1944 and photographs from the family collection. It was a very enjoyable and at times moving project to read Dad's own words and compile this tribute.
I was also proud to contribute Dad's story to the BBC "People's War" - a major project where the public were invited to post wartime memories online. An archive of 47,000 stories and 15,000 images was the result.
From national memorials to small village crosses we remember those who were killed in war, including my two great uncles John and George Danson.
|Clitheroe, Lancashire, England|