Many of our towns and villages were forever shaped by bombs dropped during the war. We look at some of the key sites hit and what is there now.
Hundreds of bombs fell on Kent during the Doodlebug Summer. Use our interactive map to find out where.
Mussolini was famous for making Italian trains run on time, but it was Keith Webb who kept M&D buses on schedule.
D-Day veterans have spoken of the courage, the fear and the fortitude of Kent's finest who embarked on the perilous landings.
Bombed, shelled and devastated, Kent emerged war-weary but proud as the jubilation of VE Day replaced more than five years of suffering and horror.
A fleet of civilians risked their lives to rescue hundreds of thousands of troops from the clutches of the Germans during the Dunkirk evacuations.
We take a look at what happened to the prisoners-of-war in Kent after wartime hostilities ended in 1945.
Four "fire watchers" showed astonishing bravery - running directly towards danger as German bombs "fell like hailstones" in Kent.
Remarkable pictures capture the Second World War through the lens of a German soldier's camera - which was pinched by a cheeky British commando.
A 98-year-old Kent woman told how she was imprisoned by the Nazis, performed in front of Hitler and escaped to England.
A father has recalled the day his daughter got married during the Battle of Britain, while bombs were falling and gunfire was rattling off close by.
The story of the servicemen who perished in a freak accident at sea shortly after the end of the war.
Poignant letters between a prisoner of war and his young wife back in Kent tell a tale of love enduring amid the horror of the conflict.
A look back at how the county coped during the Second World War when we were faced with an unprecedented crisis.
RAF West Malling welcomed many types of aircraft during the Second World War - including some unexpected guests.
Residents have recalled the death and destruction caused by a lone bomber days before Christmas.
A park which is now home to a hotel and spa was a secret testing ground for a deadly D-Day weapon during the Second World War.
There are plenty of fascinating relics of wartime Britain which can still be found in Kent - we take a look at their history.
A lifelong resident has shared his memories and photos of the air raids that devastated his town.
A novice pilot was added to the list of Churchill’s famous ‘Few' in 2020 after it was discovered he fought in the Battle of Britain.
The son of a fireman who battled blazes during the Blitz and was called to one of Kent's worst rail disasters is hoping to learn more about his dad.
Fifteen-year-old Peter Rainer was one of the first on the scene when a bomber crashed near Ashford in the Second World War.
The heart-wrenching link between a Kent vicar and a German fighter ace killed in a Spitfire raid.
A top historian has predicted what Kent would likely have faced if the RAF had been defeated in the 1940 Battle of Britain.
A former tugmaster shared his memories of the Second World War as a boy, having never forgotten the things he saw.
Bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear's memoir of growing up in rural Kent tells of an idyllic childhood, while also revealing a wartime secret.
75 years to the day bombs rained down on Canterbury in a deadly act of revenge by Hitler, we look back at how the city united in the face of terror.
A medic from Kent who took part in the D-Day landings was given a Victoria Cross for his courage.
For five-year-old Herbert Crack the Doodlebugs were more a source of excitement than terror.
In 1944, at the age of six and not being an evacuee, Brian Goodhew got used to watching the doodlebugs coming over at all times of the day.
"A doodlebug gave me one of my least finest moments," recalls author Alan Bignell.
After filming took place in Dunkirk for a new movie telling the story of the retreat in 1940, we visited the places where the story unfolded.
Kent woman Helen Mill remembers having a ringside view of doodlebugs falling on London when she was a girl.
Graham Elliott was just three when he was caught up in a devastating explosion in Dartford, which claimed 10 lives.
A former tugmaster has shared his memories of the Second World War, having never forgotten what he experienced.
Pat Miles recalls how her family had a near miss when the doodlebugs first hit Gravesend.
The nephew of a Battle of Britain pilot shot down and killed took to the skies in a Hurricane to pay tribute to his uncle during a moving memorial.
June Mackenzie remembers having to take shelter beneath her desk during a maths exam bombers flew over Canterbury.
Patrick Wicker showed no fear when the doodlebugs soared over the Medway Towns.
Malcolm Hodge was four when he saw a doodlebug which wrecked a street in Frindsbury.
A Second World War Hurricane which lay undiscovered in marshes for 50 years is now back in the air.
A survivor of the doodlebug bombings that devastated Kent has recalled her memories of VE Day, saying she "wishes every day could be like that day".
When a doodlebug hit the ground, it would blow into smithereens, all too often leaving a trail of destruction.
When the doodlebug stopped overhead, little Joy Muggridge ran for her life.
Pitch black nights, sunny days in the garden and a potty in the night shelter is what Alan Bye remembers of the Doodlebug summer.
As a happily naive seven-year-old, Wouldham resident David Doye had no idea about the bleak purpose of a V1s.
Harry Pierce and his family had a lucky escape when a doodlebug plunged into a nearby street.
Bernard Crowhurst was nine during the doodlebug summer and recalls watching flying bombs come over his childhood home.
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