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    I live in London; My Nan before she joined the WAF 'Women's Air Force' in WWII was living in London as war broke out. She got bombed out twice. Young people bounce back though, and she was on the South Coast serving at a Radar station plotting planes and doing maps and stuff under the command of General Eisenhower who took control of the southern part of England.

    This city, London, got bombed so much during that war, on a dailey basis; yet people still carried on as normal. If you didn't have an air raid shelter to go to when the air raid siren rang, then in London, Underground Stations were your bomb shelter with people sleeping on the platforms. They had rationing too and you had to register with your local butcher/taylor.

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    It depresses me greatly when I realize that generation is almost completely gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swordpath View Post
    It depresses me greatly when I realize that generation is almost completely gone.
    My father was born in Feb 1939, my mother in Aug 1946; I am an offshoot of the Baby Boomers, my Nan, who also raised me, was born in Jul 1924... I was the youngest out of 11 children, but when I was growing up, I heard this/that and stuff about the war. Like, rationing, and air raids and bomb sites and stuff.
    As a kid, I didn't appreciate that, I guess now that I'm older, even though most of my peers are actually a generation younger than me (their parents are the same age as my brothers and sisters) I'm young but I'm like a throw back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swordpath View Post
    It depresses me greatly when I realize that generation is almost completely gone.
    It is why we need to get every last one of their accounts as best as possible before they are gone. We still have a few of them in Congress that I can think of that are still alive. For every one of these people we don't get an account of, we lose such accounts of that time period.

    I mean, the oldest people that I know of among my relatives (since living memory,) including my Grandma, Grandpa, Uncles, and Aunts, were all from the Silent Generation. Everyone else, including my parents, were all from the early Boomer Generation.

    I would have wished to be able to ask all of them about their accounts during WWII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swordpath View Post
    It depresses me greatly when I realize that generation is almost completely gone.
    Totally! They were a different breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikeitlikethat View Post
    I live in London; My Nan before she joined the WAF 'Women's Air Force' in WWII was living in London as war broke out. She got bombed out twice. Young people bounce back though, and she was on the South Coast serving at a Radar station plotting planes and doing maps and stuff under the command of General Eisenhower who took control of the southern part of England.

    This city, London, got bombed so much during that war, on a dailey basis; yet people still carried on as normal. If you didn't have an air raid shelter to go to when the air raid siren rang, then in London, Underground Stations were your bomb shelter with people sleeping on the platforms. They had rationing too and you had to register with your local butcher/taylor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swordpath View Post
    It depresses me greatly when I realize that generation is almost completely gone.
    *bows head in moment of silence*
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    Quote Originally Posted by acronach View Post
    *bows head in moment of silence*
    Sarcasm? I hope not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swordpath View Post
    Sarcasm? I hope not.
    for once no
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    I watched Slaughterhouse Five last week.

    The firestorm in Berlin may have come close to being as bad as Hiroshima, although there wasnt any background radiation left or those legacies. The very first simcity had a firestorming of Berlin challenge as one of the preset games too and it was completely impossible.

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