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Christian was 19 years old when the war broke out and she had to flee France. She volunteered in the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRENS) and rose through its ranks until she became involved in plotting ships in the battle of the Atlantic and preparing maps for D-day landings in Churchill’s office. Subscribe:

I Was There: an original series from BBC Studios. The series portrays first-hand testimonies from pivotal moments in WW2, as well as detailed accounts of the everyday life of the soldiers, civilians and children of the time. Memories worth sharing.

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