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It is the knock on the door everyone dreads - the arrival of an official telegram. Across the city, wives and relatives rip them open and read "I regret to inform you..." Sometimes the telegram can only tell them that their loved one has died or is 'missing in action'. The lack of detail leads them to imagine the worst.

Learn more about Liverpool's thousands of war dead.

St Luke's church
St Luke's church on Leece/Berry Street stands as a memorial to those who lost their lives during the Second World War.
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Audio clip

Lillian Hoyle talks about the death of her husband, a few months after their marriage.
(windows media | mp3 | read transcript)

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