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2 minutes 49 seconds
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Digital Media Bank ID: 132042
Original Filename: oh000326_trk01.WAV
Description: Oral history. Wartime Memories of Brighton & Hove 1939-1945. ‘Tony’ interviewed by Jo Palache.

Summary: Born in 1926, John Rackham was brought up by his mother and stepfather at 32 Richmond Buildings where they had a grocery shop. He attended Brighton Intermediate School and left school at 15 to work locally before being called up. He joined the Royal Artillery in December 1943.

Track 1 - Early War Years: war declared; rationing; customer’s favourites, such as ‘Dustman’s Wedding Cake’. (2:48)
Categories: Timeline/ World War Two (1939-1945), Collections/ Community History, Collections/ Local & Social History, Audio-Visual/ Audio, Learning Themes/ WW2/ Oral Histories  
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Credit: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA
Caption: Audio File
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Type (of Object or Artwork): Oral History
Title (of Artwork / Object): Track 1 - Early War Years
Creator (of Artwork / Object): Interviewee: John Rackham / Interviewer: Jo Palache
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): 4 November 2009
Subject tags:
World War II
Second World War
Other Keywords: WW2
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Size: 14.23 MB; 2 minutes 49 seconds;
Administrative info
Linked Accession no.: OH000326