Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Hannah, Alice, 1901 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls the First World War, particularly soldiers on leave being reluctant to return to the front, rationing and horses being taken for the war effort. Talks about men suffering the effects of gas and shell shock and the influenza epidemics. Talks about various aspects of health such as lack of hygiene, childbirth, tuberculosis (TB) and diphtheria, mentions a number of different cases of TB. Recalls Sunday School, Sunday School outings and Christmas celebrations. Talks about the Second World War, rationing, evacuees, having people billeted on her, prostitution, bombing and attitudes towards the Americans.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 7/11/1984
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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