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Under Fire: the wartime diaries of a Chelsea Volunteer Ambulance driver

Under Fire: the wartime diaries of a Chelsea Volunteer Ambulance driver

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Come along and hear the fascinating story of grime and glamour of London’s Wartime Volunteer Ambulance Service - with Naomi Clifford

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In the summer of 1940 June Spencer volunteered for the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service in Chelsea.

Every night she wrote up the day’s events in her diary, whether it was attending bombing incidents, peeling potatoes for the crews, hosting teas in her room at Lindsey House on Cheyne Walk or dancing in the nightclubs of the West End.

Our guest, Naomi Clifford, whose book Under Fire tells June’s story, takes us through her life in Chelsea during the war and looks at the extraordinary work of the LAAS.

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About the Speaker:

London-born Naomi Clifford is an author, editor and podcaster, whose focus is on women in history who have been ignored, misunderstood or forgotten.

Apart from Under Fire, her works include The Disappearance of Maria Glenn, Women and the Gallows and The Murder of Mary Ashford.

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Please note that this event will be delivered via a Zoom webinar.

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