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Three months after they wed, Cyril and Olga found themselves separated by the Second World War. Between 1940 and 1946, their love was kept alive on the pages of a thousand letters and postcards, found decades later by their family.


Featuring the voices of Amy Nuttall and Johny Pitts, alongside interviews with the family, HISTORY's Letters of Love in WW2 gives an insight into what it was like to live through this tumultuous period, including air raids, rations, El Alamein, D-Day and the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.


Written by Anna Priestland, edited by Joel Porter and directed by Sam Pearson, you can download and subscribe to HISTORY's Letters of Love in WW2 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast or your favourite podcast app.

Letters of Love in WW2 HISTORY

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 26 Ratings

Three months after they wed, Cyril and Olga found themselves separated by the Second World War. Between 1940 and 1946, their love was kept alive on the pages of a thousand letters and postcards, found decades later by their family.


Featuring the voices of Amy Nuttall and Johny Pitts, alongside interviews with the family, HISTORY's Letters of Love in WW2 gives an insight into what it was like to live through this tumultuous period, including air raids, rations, El Alamein, D-Day and the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.


Written by Anna Priestland, edited by Joel Porter and directed by Sam Pearson, you can download and subscribe to HISTORY's Letters of Love in WW2 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast or your favourite podcast app.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Nickie9164 ,

Beautiful

Such moving accounts of the personal cost that the war had to ordinary people. Can’t wait to hear the rest of this.

andyandeileen ,

Painting pictures with words

My thanks to the family for allowing these to be shared. It is a window of how people must have suffered during their separation and how heavily they relied on these letters, both emotionally and confirmation of each other’s survival. I listened to this with my 95 year old mother in law Eileen who echoed this and said it took her back to those days. Excellent production and looking forward to the next podcast.

Davo 160 ,

Brilliant insights into life in the Second World War

Loved listening to this podcast! Through the letters of a young couple we gain great insight into life during the Second World War and a touching account of their relationship. The letters are beautifully written and testament to a time where letter writing was an art. A real find and excellently brought to life here!

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