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Zita W's story

Witnessing Kristallnacht in the heart of Nazi Germany wasn’t in the original plan for Zita W.

A tailor’s daughter from New Zealand, she got a severe case of itchy feet in her late twenties and decided to throw in a career working for an architect for the thrill of solo foreign travel – an unusual prospect for a single woman in the 1930s. 284 more words

Family History

Book Highlight: The Beauty Shop by Suzy Henderson

England, 1942. After three years of WWII, Britain is showing the scars. But in this darkest of days, three lives intertwine, changing their destinies and those of many more. 309 more words

Book Spotlight

Jean Whitear WAAF 1945 War Diary

This was one of the very first diaries Debbie & I transcribed together after finishing Uncle Reginald’s WWI diaries and it concerns a Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) Aircraftwoman (ACW) Jean Whitear serving with 149 Squadron in Norfolk. 15,532 more words


My Mum in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force

She was a bit too young for the war but when she was 17 my Mum, Grace Muir Hamilton nee Robinson lied about her age and tried to sign up to the Air Force.  109 more words


'Battle of the WHS Classes' Bocce Tournament Set For August 20

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wildcat Athletic Alumni and Friends is hosting a summer Class vs. Class Bocce Tournament this Saturday, August 20. Teams must register by this Thursday in order to compete. 454 more words


WAAF To Visit Wilmington Dunkin Donuts on May 25

WILMINGTON, MA — WAAF will be in Wilmington on Wednesday, May 25, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, at the Dunkin Donuts on Concord Street (66 Concord Street). 77 more words


A Woman's War

Last weekend we visited the Lee Miller exhibition ‘A Woman’s War’ at the Imperial War Museum.

One photo that particularly caught our eye was… 319 more words