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TITLE
Interview with Willie Sutherland about the end of the war
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF10_TRACK05_SUTHERLAND
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Halkirk
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Willie Sutherland
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3282
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
celebration
celebrations
audio

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Willie Sutherland reflects that the end of World War 2 was not a happy time for everyone.

What do you remember about when the war ended?

I just remember everybody celebrating; that was all, ye know. And the parades an' all the rest of it, ye know. And the downside was people coming home and people didn't come home, ye know. But it was a good, great time when the war finished. Everybody was so pleased, ye know, but not very good for people who lost people at it, ye know. An' there was one old lady there, that airman's mother, she lived in Spittal and she lived in hope for the whole war that he would turn up, ye know. She thought maybe he was taken prisoner or what, ye know, and she, about two years after that the war finished and Johnnie never came back. He must have, I think he went down in the sea, ye know. So that woman died o' a broken heart really. She'd no last long, ye know. So there was some awful stories, ye know, awful sad stories.

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

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Interview with Willie Sutherland about the end of the war

CAITHNESS: Halkirk

2000s

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

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Willie Sutherland reflects that the end of World War 2 was not a happy time for everyone.<br /> <br /> What do you remember about when the war ended?<br /> <br /> I just remember everybody celebrating; that was all, ye know. And the parades an' all the rest of it, ye know. And the downside was people coming home and people didn't come home, ye know. But it was a good, great time when the war finished. Everybody was so pleased, ye know, but not very good for people who lost people at it, ye know. An' there was one old lady there, that airman's mother, she lived in Spittal and she lived in hope for the whole war that he would turn up, ye know. She thought maybe he was taken prisoner or what, ye know, and she, about two years after that the war finished and Johnnie never came back. He must have, I think he went down in the sea, ye know. So that woman died o' a broken heart really. She'd no last long, ye know. So there was some awful stories, ye know, awful sad stories. <br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Pennyland Primary School, Thurso.