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LISTEN: World War II Story: Under Cover in France, 1943 – 1944

(Editorial Note: When John Hartley Watlington came home in 1944, it seemed as if he had returned from the dead, for he had been completely lost to his family for just under a year. He was extremely reserved concerning his adventures for he knew that many brave French people who had befriended him and other allied service men would be punished by the Germans if their activities became known. Hartley Watlington told his story to his mother, who took it…


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Fighting Spirit: Untold Stories of Bermuda’s Wartime Heroines

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the July 2002 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did in print originally. Previously untold stories of the Island's wartime heroines are part of a…


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Bermuda During the Second World War

In September 1939, Dr. William (Bill) Cooke was just 11½ years old, living in a BELCO owned house on Cemetery Road. Years later he would write in his memoir that he saw “several policemen ride up to the BELCO Front…


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LISTEN: Cassie White World War I Memoir

On July 14th the Chief Nurse of Base Hospital 31 notified me that I was to go on detailed service. I had a half hour to get ready for the Ambulance that was to take 8 of us nurses, including…


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Seafarers’ Houses

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the May 1990 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did in print originally.   Bermudians were sailing their own ships as early as the 1630’s. With…

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Art & Soul: A Portrait of Portuguese Culture

Starting in the 1440s, the uninhabited islands of the Azores and Madeira were settled by members of Portugal’s underclass of farmers and grantee-landowner class looking for a better life. Later came Italian, German and English merchants, Spanish priests, a scattering…