The coals had nearly burnt their last spark when suddenly, the wireless crackled to life.
It was Neville Chamberlain “I am broadcasting from 10 Downing St…”
Mum definitely knew what was coming but the main thing she was worried about was Jimmy “what if he was to go to war “.
…Hitler has refused to withdraw his troops so we had no other choice but to declare war with Germany”. That was the moment they had all been dreading, the moment that they had been hoping would never come but at least they knew that they were prepared for what was coming. That day world peace was broken and nearly all hope was lost and the last spark in the fireplace had gone out. As the National anthem played, (also known as God saved the Queen) they all stood up. No one wanted another world war mostly because of the last war and all of the millions of men that had lost their lives while fighting for their country, but there was no turning back now.