"Keeping Britain Afloat", a project funded by the Heritage Lottery has filmed interviews with over 50 men and women who at great personal risk and sacrifice kept the supply routes open. The stories form a permanent historical archive held at the Chatham Historic Dockyard and are accompanied by a series of education resources. We couldn't have done it without the help of some fantastic volunteers.
Written and directed by Alex McSweeney, OUT OF THE CAGE is a dramatic theatre production about Silvertown's WWI women munitions workers.
These enable teachers to take their students on a voyage across the world as they learn about the significance and importance of the Naval Convoys during the Second World War.
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“we saw these flames coming up and almost simultaneously these planes came over and a bomb dropped to the front of our flat and to the back, it was horrific”
“we lined up on the quarter deck and next thing I remember I was banged against the davit and then slightly washed over the side and I was hanging on like grim death”
“I came out of the turn not knowing which way I was heading. The sky was grey, the sea was grey and we don’t know how we’re going to get back to the convoy”