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Thousands of home front heroes have been remembered online.
Sir Tony Robinson had a cunning plan and kindly looked at some them for us.
What stories did he find and how brave was the average man, woman and child on the street during the Blitz?
Find out when you listen again:
View the World War 2 archives at ancestry.co.uk/remembrance
Check out Tony's new three-part Wild West show at discoveryuk.com