The second war changed many, many lives, many for the worse, a few for the better. For me the war had an effect on my life far bigger than anything else I would experience. Through it I suffered profound grief but also met a family which changed my life for the better.
I’m Jimmy Hudson and I was a seventeen year old lad in 1939. My family had a small terraced house in Bethnal Green. There was mum and dad and my two year old twin sisters Val and Shirley. The girls were an unexpected ”surprise” for mum and dad – they had given up any hope of any more children after me. Dad had been a railwayman, an honest, hard working guy. I was Click to read more