Category Archives: Frances Donaldson’s letters

Interesting blogs on WWII

Blogs to enjoy: – this is one of the best


Mass Observation books:


Diaries and Memoirs:


Farming, Fighting and Family: A Memoir of the Second World War by Miranda McCormick
Bertie, May and Mrs Fish: Country Memories of Wartime by Xandra Bingley
To War with Whitaker: Wartime Diaries of the Countess of Ranfurly, 1939-45 by Hermione Ranfurly





Life after the War: by Rose

Jack arrived home, presumably in July or August 1945. Kate was born in November 1945 and by the autumn of 1947 we had moved to Gloucestershire to Burden Court Farm, Tresham.     The farmhouse, though small and with small rooms, was a beautiful Cotswold stone house overlooking in the far distance the Bristol Channel and, in… Continue Reading

1945 begins with a miscarriage

1945. Jack came home on leave briefly. Frankie had had a miscarriage. 11/01/45    I made all arrangements to go to London and got quite excited at the idea of being met by you at Paddington and then Amy rang up and said all off.  But it didn’t really matter because I was quite determined not to… Continue Reading

A Woman's War