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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 April, 2004, 05:50 GMT 06:50 UK
Home Front Recall
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The sacrifices and contribution made by millions of people on the home front during the Second World War are commemorated in a new scheme being launched today.

Home Front Recall will help members of the fire service, dock workers, seamen, nurses, code breakers and many others take part in the 60th anniversary of those days.

  • Do you have memories of D-Day - June 6, 1944? If so, Breakfast would love to hear from you.

  • Breakfast's Mike Sergeant was at the London Fire Brigades Museum.

    He talked to Lady Pitkeathley from the New Opportunities Fund, and Esther Mann from the London Fire Brigade Museum.

    Esther Mann said:

    The firefighters made a huge impact.They were under-funded. They kept our cities alive.

    We should remember those who "kept our cities alive."

    Lady Pitkeathley said:

    The home front contribution should be recognised.
    We have grants between 500 - 20,000 for people to organise anything which will commemorate the contributions made by those during WW2.
    Their contribution should not be forgotten.

    In two months' time we'll be remembering one of the most important events of the second world war - the D-day landings. It's the 60th anniversary this year and we want to hear you.

    Where were you on June 6th 1944? Were you, or a loved one, there? Tell us your stories.

    You can reach us:

  • by phone: 08707 87 87 87

  • by text: 07736 100 100

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