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TITLE
Interview with Gordon Noble about family life during the war
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF02_TRACK05_NOBLE
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Gordon Noble
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3193
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
audio

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When Gordon Noble's family had to move from Thurso to Sheffield during World War 2, they experienced separation.

How did the war affect you and your family?

Well, I was, we were in Sheffield during the war, so there was separation there and it meant that women were on their own like everyone else that had to bring up the families on their own. Our father then, he went to Germany. He was at Belsen when Josef Kramer and Irma Grese and that sort of thing, so there was separation. Also, my mother's cousin, he was killed on a ship. The ship he was on is in the Legion just now - the big one, the Norfolk - but he went off that one onto a destroyer and a British battle-ship rammed them and he was lost on that. And in the First War another cousin was killed. I'm not sure if it's Givenchy or Givenches in France and the big battle that was there. And he had lied about his age to go off and be in the war, as a lot of people did in that days. So there was separation, you know, families were on their own.

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

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Interview with Gordon Noble about family life during the war

2000s

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

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

When Gordon Noble's family had to move from Thurso to Sheffield during World War 2, they experienced separation.<br /> <br /> How did the war affect you and your family?<br /> <br /> Well, I was, we were in Sheffield during the war, so there was separation there and it meant that women were on their own like everyone else that had to bring up the families on their own. Our father then, he went to Germany. He was at Belsen when Josef Kramer and Irma Grese and that sort of thing, so there was separation. Also, my mother's cousin, he was killed on a ship. The ship he was on is in the Legion just now - the big one, the Norfolk - but he went off that one onto a destroyer and a British battle-ship rammed them and he was lost on that. And in the First War another cousin was killed. I'm not sure if it's Givenchy or Givenches in France and the big battle that was there. And he had lied about his age to go off and be in the war, as a lot of people did in that days. So there was separation, you know, families were on their own.<br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Pennyland Primary School, Thurso.