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Growing up during the London blitz made her learn to laugh

Madge "Jackie" King, 88, and Jennifer King, live in the Ozarks. Jackie immigrated to the U.S. in 1954.
Madge "Jackie" King, 88, and Jennifer King, 51, live in the Ozarks. Jackie immigrated to the U.S. in 1954.

Jackie King was just a schoolgirl in the United Kingdom when World War II began. Living in London, she survived the bombing of her city by the Germans for six years. After the war, she moved to the United States.

King shared her memories of the war with her daughter, Jennifer King, as part of the StoryCorps Mobile Tour to the Ozarks.

You can play an excerpt of their conversation by clicking the "Listen" button above.

Josh Conaway is a graduate of Missouri State University with a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in International Affairs. He works as a news reporter and announcer at KSMU. His favorite part of the job is exploring the rich diversity of the Ozarks and meeting people with interesting stories to share. He has a passion for history and running.