Thu, 4 June 2009
Those who have listened to our show have frequently heard it introduced by a woman with a delightful Irish brogue – that voice belongs to Emma Lloyd. Emma is a dear friend who was born in Ireland and lived in England during World War 2. While Emma has been a guest on the show before, this time we asked her to help us celebrate Memorial Day by sharing her memories of Ireland and England during the great “War to end all Wars.”
As Emma shares with us during the interview, we pray that there will never be another war like WWII. As you will hear throughout the interview, Emma herself is a bit of living history.
Notes to the interview:
Among the many famous people that Emma met, one of them that she refers to is Queen Mary. The Queen Mary that she is referring to here is Mary of Teck, the Queen consort to King George V, Queen Mother of George VI, who was king of England during World War II.
She also speaks of Margaret and Elizabeth. These are, of course, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and her sister who is now Queen Elizabeth II of England. Both Margaret and Elizabeth remained in England during World War II, despite pressure from the British government to evacuate to Canada.
The “Anthony Eden” she refers to is Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, who was the British Foreign Secretary between 1935 and 1955, including World War II. Anthony Eden later went on to become Prime Minister of England between 1955 and 1957.
During the interview she refers to “Doodlebugs” – this was a common nick name for the V1 jet propelled bombs that Germany Launched at Britain during World War II.
Julie and Fran