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HELP! I am typing a report due today and i was wondering if anyone could tell me some family struggles during WWII.

I am looking for information that might affect a ten year old girl.

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I think I might have a true story about WW11 that will help. When I was in high school, my best friends mother was from England. Now England had it really rough in that war as did other countries. But Hitler and the Germans really wanted to take over England badly. When my friends mother was a 10 year old little girl, she lived in England with her mother, father, sister and brother. They were a loving family and they were happy. Soon however, they began to hear that the Germans were on their way to London, England to take over their city and country. Her father tried to get his family out of the city of London to protect them, but all the trains were filled with people. So they all had to go back home. Then that night the most terrible thing happened. The Germans began to bomb London! It was so loud and people were running and screaming everywhere. (go to comments for the rest)

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My friends mother, like I said was only 10, and her father tried to get them to a shelter for bomb raids (that's what they were called). On the way to the shelter which was in a church, a famous church which is still there called St. Paul's Cathedral, a bomb dropped on the church where all these people were trying to be safe. Well, sadly, this little girl's mother and brother were killed in the bombing. All she had left now was her dad and sister. Well, shortly after the bombing, the little girl started to act strangely . She stopped speaking and would wake up screaming in the middle of the night. Her dad couldn't get her to talk. She would just carry her doll and still had nightmares. When the war was over, her dad, and she and her little sister came to the United States. She was 12 years old now. She still didn't talk much bit she wasn't screaming at night as much either. But there wS still something wrong. So she had to get therapy for a long long long time. When I met her, years later, she was the mother of my best friend. I noticed she still acted scared with loud noises like if the door slammed shut, she would shake all over. I asked my friend what was wrong and she told me how her mom had been in the bomb raids the Germans did on London and her mother never got over it. Her mother only had one child, my friend, because she was never able to get over what she went through as a child . Luckily, she met a good man who married her at age 20 andhe and hentto
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and he took good care of her. But she was never the same. And there were thousands and thousands and THOUSANDS of young children who were never the same from the war. My friend's mother has died now because she got old, but she was afraid of getting a bomb dropped all around her for her whole life.
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During the WWII, families had to struggle for the safety of the younger ones and the women. This led to many deaths of the men in the families leaving widows and orphans. This contributed to relocation of several families in search of food and other necessities. Get detailed information on http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1692.html.

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