It was a time of community spirit, of evenings by the wireless, and of making do in incredbly tough times. Now the war-time era of the 1940s has been recreated at a costume shop in the south east, and will soon open to the public as a living museum.
David Johns has been to look round, speaking to re-enactors Debbie White and Judy Knight.
Former Royal Marine and ex leader of the Lib Dems Lord Paddy Ashdown has officially launched a daring expedition by injured war heroes.
Members of the Pilgrim Bandits charity, many of them amputees, plan to recreate the famous World War Two mission Operation Frankton which was made famous in the film Cockleshell Heroes.
Also at the launch in London was the great niece of one of the original Cockleshell Heroes. Kerry Swain was there.
Young musicians from Kent have paid tribute to another generation at a concert at the Royal Albert Hall last night. Students from the North Knatchbull School in Ashford were among the 3,000 performers who remembered the Dambusters from World War Two.
Kent played a vital role for the Dambusters training. The coastline at Reculver was used to test the "bouncing bomb" before the squadron flew on to Germany. David Wood reports.
The RAF Museum has been posting images of a salvaged German bomber plane that has been raised from the sea off the Kent coast. The Dornier 17 aircraft has been under water since World War Two. It has been underwater for the past seventy years.
Staff from the RAF Museum has been posting live updates on social media about when they expect a salvaged German bomber aircraft from WWII to be brought in to shore at Ramsgate. The Dornier 17 has been under water off the Kent coast for more than seventy years.
Today marks seventy-one years since a German bombing raid killed forty-one people in Reading, Berkshire.
A memorial plaque has been unveiled during a special service at Town Hall Square in Reading to remember those who died. One of the four bombs hit a restaurant where at least twenty nine people lost their lives.
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