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Glad to see memory of 2nd World War not forgotten

PUBLISHED: 23:44 07 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:49 05 October 2010

Dear Ed, I WAS so glad to see that the memory of the infamous Second World War was not forgotten in last week’s East London Advertiser. It was an event which sadly killed so many people and just as many individuals evacuated away from thier East London homes

Dear Ed,

I WAS so glad to see that the memory of the infamous Second World War was not forgotten in last week’s East London Advertiser (Evacuations and sandbags the day War was declared,’ Advertiser Website, September 4).

It was an event which sadly killed so many people and just as many individuals evacuated away from their homes across East London.

It is the East End that is most associated with the London Blitz. My grandmother Pauline and her sister Estelle were sent to Brighton for little over a year and still recall the events quiet well. My grandfather Monty fought bravely in the war in the Eighth Army for Montgomery.

So, having such relations to the six-year war, I was pleased by the Advertiser’s well-covered remembrance. I only hope the world still remembers the brave souls of those who departed from us in those terrible years.

It is also a never-ending shame to see how strong lives can be wasted unnecessarily and in an instance. Youngsters today do not realise how devastating the war was. It’s only through of having relatives who were affected that I have realised.

Florence Kay Collins

30 Tollet Street, Stepney


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