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TITLE
Interview with Lorna Milligan about the outbreak of war
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF01_TRACK05_MILLIGAN
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Golspie
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Lorna Milligan
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3186
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
radio
audio

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Lorna Milligan remembers exactly what she was doing when war was declared in 1939.

Where were you when the war started?

I was having a late breakfast on the Sunday morning and I remember I was sitting eating a boiled egg. I can remember that as clear as can be, sitting having a boiled egg and the news came over the wireless because, of course, there was no televisions or anything. And there was no electric because it was just a battery wireless and it came over, Mr Chamberlain announced that we were at war with Germany. And we got very frightened because we thought the Germans were round the corner. But that was where I was: at home, having my breakfast. Very clear, that is, very clear.

This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Pennyland Primary School, Thurso.

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Interview with Lorna Milligan about the outbreak of war

SUTHERLAND: Golspie

2000s

World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; radio; audio

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Lorna Milligan remembers exactly what she was doing when war was declared in 1939.<br /> <br /> Where were you when the war started?<br /> <br /> I was having a late breakfast on the Sunday morning and I remember I was sitting eating a boiled egg. I can remember that as clear as can be, sitting having a boiled egg and the news came over the wireless because, of course, there was no televisions or anything. And there was no electric because it was just a battery wireless and it came over, Mr Chamberlain announced that we were at war with Germany. And we got very frightened because we thought the Germans were round the corner. But that was where I was: at home, having my breakfast. Very clear, that is, very clear.<br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Pennyland Primary School, Thurso.