October 9, 2013

THE TIMES

In 1939 there was much fear that the impending war would be every bit as bad as ‘The Great War’ just two decades before.  It was no surprise when war was declared on Sunday 3rd September 1939, as recalled by Brandon residents during my interviews with them.

Below are links to the war years, and what was happening in the town during those years.  Included are the annual themed fund raising events where the Government and local councils urged residents to buy War Bonds or put their spare cash into savings.

  • The war years …

| 1939 directory | 1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 |

  • Annual fund raising …

| 1940 – ‘Buy A Bomber’ | 1941 – ‘War Weapons Week’ | 1942 – ‘Warship Week’ |

| 1943 – ‘Wings For Victory’ | 1944 – ‘Salute The Soldier’ | 1945 – Thanksgiving Week’ |

  • What’s on at the Avenue cinema …

| 1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 |

  • Remembering the war …

| 1950s parade |