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We Will Remember Them - Remembrance Sunday 2010

Today, Sunday 14th November was Remembrance Sunday.

And so, we reflected on this the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and on the effect of wars close and afar since then.

The Alan Parsons project led the show off with 'Days are Numbers', throughout the morning we heard readings and reflections for Remembrance.

We also heard from two local authors, who were publishing their memories of the war years this weekend.

Reg is a Hutton based author who's publishing a couple of books which he's signing on Saturday at Waterstones. "Venturous Spirits" is his life story - born 1920 - "nearly on empty" - WW2 disabled veteran and an amateur philosopher; and "For All Our Tomorrows" outlines his resultant philosophy, explaining how he believes world peace can be achieved by following simple ethical behaviours.

In Jim's poignant book 'A Schoolboy's War In Cornwall', he shares vivid memories of his evacuation from war-torn London to the comparative safety of places like Newquay, St Ives and Redruth in Cornwall. From touching recollections of enjoyable days spent with loved ones to dark moments of falling bombs, this is an honest account of a wartime child's formative years. Together with rare images and accounts from fellow evacuees who were sent to Cornwall to escape the ravages of war, the book reveals how these experiences are indelibly inscribed on the minds of wartime children.

You can listen again to these two remarkable and inspiring people by following this link:

http://www.phoenixfm.com/story/4348.php



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