World War Two

  1. The Debate Continues

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    Video caption: Documentary on the rebuilding of the House of Commons after World War II.

    First transmitted on 28 October 1950, this historic film follows the restoration of the House of Commons, which was severely damaged during a bombing raid in World War II.

  2. Holocaust survivor returns to Yorkshire

    Tim Daley

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A Holocaust survivor has made an emotional trip back to the Yorkshire house that gave him a second chance at life.

    Loxleigh House

    Yossi Gerstein, now 88, was brought to Ilkley and the Loxleigh Hostel at the age of 12 after being rescued from post-war Europe by the British in 1946.

    This week, he has returned to the building, which is again a private house, for the first time since the late 1940s.

    Mr Gerstein has been living in Israel since ever since but was allowed to have a look around Loxleigh again by its current owner, Phillipa Waterland.

    Ms Waterland told BBC Radio Leeds: "Clearly his delight in being here, it's just so evident.

    "It's brought so much home to him and he's clearly in the happiest place and hopefully a place where he started many happy memories."

    Have a listen to Yossi telling us how emotional he's found the trip:

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    Video caption: Yossi Gerstein moved to Ilkley in 1946, after surviving the Holocaust in Poland.
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    Video caption: A memorial plaque in St Martin remembers those from the parush who died in World War Two
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    Video caption: Armistice Day: 103rd silence across Wales for those who died in conflcit

    Villages, towns and cities across Wales remembered those who died in World War One 103 years ago.