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Since 'Liverpool Picturebook' began, I have featured other websites that contain similar or complimentary content as I feel it important for viewers of this site to have access to all of the other amazing information that is out there on the internet. One such site has captured my attention recently because of an amazing story about one Ernest Arthur Quarless,

In the summer of 1940 the German Luftwaffe began daily bombing raids over the UK. Liverpool along with its surrounding areas was hit hard and many of its citizens lost their lives during the campaign. Families where split as many children where evacuated to the countryside. Some families lost everything they owned when their homes where bombed. Shops, public houses and whole streets where reduced to rubble as the Blitz took hold.

The ‘Liverpool And Merseyside Remembered’ site is dedicated to all the Merseyside people who gave such a huge sacrifice during the two world wars. To their undying spirit and their ability to carry on against all odds, be it here at home or on foreign sea or soil.

'Liverpool and Merseyside Remembered' have recently featured a most unusual and amazing story and I would ask you to read it and share the link to the site with anyone else you think would enjoy reading it.


On 4 August 1914 when Britain declared war on Germany, many answered the call to enlist, among them were under aged boys. You had to be 18 years old to join the Army, and 19 to serve overseas. Today we know that thousands of young lads who were under age signed up and served their country, many saw action in some of the most brutal and horrific battles ever known, many were wounded, and many died. It happened, there is nothing we can do about it now, most of these boys were determined to join up, and they did.

Life in 1914 must have been pretty mundane for a young lad, no TV, Mobile Phone, Consoles or Internet back then, just the same old every day routine. Then a war starts, the glamour, the passion, the adventure, imagine how it must have seemed to them. They would see the local men marching off, everyone cheering, they wanted that as well. Sadly the reality was not what it had first appeared and they found themselves in the middle of unimaginable horrors.

Read the full story here ......   Ernest Arthur Quarless

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