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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, 34 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
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Thumperbobsnuggles ,

Beautifully written letters.

I could have listened to this for hours and hours. Wonderful letters written at a time of uncertainty and anxiety in europe. A real sense of foreboding, but with a hint of hope that the war will end soon.
The stories are very personal and the letters described tragedies without the emotions we would see and hear in today’s world.

Aesdw ,

Excellent, beautiful, amazing!!

It is so amazing, it feels like you get transported to those times, it really puts thing in to perspective as you really do take these modern days for granted as you take very easily keep in touch with loved one. AMAZING, SO MOVING, LOVE IT!!

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.

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