Nostalgia: Exmouth War Journals of 1944 - passing of an eventful year

PUBLISHED: 17:58 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:58 03 January 2018

Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-1. Picture: Journal Archives

Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-1. Picture: Journal Archives

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The Exmouth Journal printed on this week in 1944.

Exmouth Journal, printed December 30, 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-2. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth Journal, printed December 30, 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-2. Picture: Journal Archives

The year 1944, which is just about to pass into the realm of history, will be remembered for all time.. Britain, inspired by one of the greatest men of all time,”stood alone” in the path of the conqueror, and, with her “blood and sweat and toil and tears,” held the Nazi beast at bay until Allies came to her aid.

In other news: Littleham man, Sergt Arthur Glover, RAF, who is serving in Palestine, has completed a pilgrimage to the Holy Sepulchre. His parents were pleased to receive from him on Christmas Day by air mail, his pilgrim’s certificate.

Wanted: Well known firm wishes to buy several saloon cars for travellers; highest prices paid.

More: Each week we bring you clippings taken from the Journal, printed on this week in 1944. To see more from the War Journal archives, join our Facebook nostalgia group, Devon Memories.

Fight for freedom in this Fight for freedom in this "eventful year". Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-16. Picture: Journal Archives

Expectation is for victory. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-7. Picture: Journal ArchivesExpectation is for victory. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-7. Picture: Journal Archives

Exeter Road children enjoy Christmas parties. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-5. Picture: Journal ArchivesExeter Road children enjoy Christmas parties. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-5. Picture: Journal Archives

The Legion helps out Mr and Mrs Bates. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-9. Picture: Journal ArchivesThe Legion helps out Mr and Mrs Bates. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-9. Picture: Journal Archives

Panto at the Pavilion. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-3. Picture: Journal ArchivesPanto at the Pavilion. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-3. Picture: Journal Archives

It's been a great year... Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-4. Picture: Journal ArchivesIt's been a great year... Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-4. Picture: Journal Archives

No need to be dreaming of a white Christmas. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-6. Picture: Journal ArchivesNo need to be dreaming of a white Christmas. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-6. Picture: Journal Archives

Exeter Road School children make the grade. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-18. Picture: Journal ArchivesExeter Road School children make the grade. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-18. Picture: Journal Archives

Exmouth Savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-19. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth Savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-19. Picture: Journal Archives

Wanted: Saloon cars for travellers - highest prices paid. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-17. Picture: Journal ArchivesWanted: Saloon cars for travellers - highest prices paid. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-17. Picture: Journal Archives

Guard of honour. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-15. Picture: Journal ArchivesGuard of honour. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-15. Picture: Journal Archives

Pilgrimage of sergt Arthur Glover. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-14. Picture: Journal ArchivesPilgrimage of sergt Arthur Glover. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-14. Picture: Journal Archives

Local events contd. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-13. Picture: Journal ArchivesLocal events contd. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-13. Picture: Journal Archives

Chapel Street fire. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-11. Picture: Journal ArchivesChapel Street fire. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-11. Picture: Journal Archives

Local events. Townspeople preoccupied with the war. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-12. Picture: Journal ArchivesLocal events. Townspeople preoccupied with the war. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-12. Picture: Journal Archives

Military Cross for two local officers. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-10. Picture: Journal ArchivesMilitary Cross for two local officers. Ref exe War Journals Nost 30-12-1944-10. Picture: Journal Archives

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