Memories of WW2 - BBC Peoples War
The biggest story gathering event in history:
As part of Veterans Awareness Week (3rd-10th July 2005), the BBC, the Royal British Legion, the Big Lottery Fund, the Ministry of Defence and hundreds of schools, libraries, museums and community organisations across the UK have joined forces to encourage people to talk about their experiences of World War Two, and to preserve these memories on the BBC’s People’s War website.
The People’s War Storython
Events where you can meet veterans and find out more about their experiences are being held across the country. Many of these events are bring supported with grants from the Big Lottery Fund, and include a week-long exhibition in St James’s Park in London, and events in schools, museums, libraries and other community organisations across the UK. More details of these events can be found at www.veteransagency.mod.uk or by calling 08000 150 950.
Do your bit
2005 is ‘Year of the Volunteer’, a major project to support and encourage people to become volunteers. The focus for July is veterans. The Storython provides a great opportunity for anyone to ‘do their bit’ to help veterans to tell their story and record it on the People’s War site, as well as providing opportunities for veterans to volunteer to tell their stories, or to help others tell theirs.
You can add your story to the BBC People's War website at www.bbc.co.uk/ww2. Alternatively you can call 08000 564 756 for details of how to add your story to the archive or to offer your services as a volunteer story-gatherer in Scotland.