What did you do in the war, granny?
More than half of Brits wish they’d asked their grandparents more about the war …
New research released by forces.net to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day reveals that 54% of parents whose own grandparents were alive during the war feel they don’t have enough information about their grandparents’ time in the war to share with their own children. And 46% of Brits are concerned that D-Day is at risk of being forgotten when the last veterans pass away. To help keep these memories alive, forces.net, which is part of military broadcaster and charity BFBS, has launched a dedicated hub page offering more information and stories about D-Day: www.forces.net/dday
Nearly half (49%) of Brits whose grandparents were alive during the war either don’t remember stories they were told, or simply weren’t told any wartime stories by their grandparents, while 71% don’t have any wartime memorabilia passed down to them from their grandparents.
Adam Waters, director of digital at BFBS, says: ‘The research demonstrates how important grandparent–grandchild relationships are to maintaining memories of historical military events. That’s why, as part of the D-Day 75 commemorations, we’re promoting relationships between generations as pivotal to ensuring that the public continues to be reminded about poignant days in our history.’
Forces.net is part of BFBS, a military charity that informs, entertains, connects and champions the UK Armed Forces. To find out more, visit www.forces.net
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