Joy Hunter spent her war down underground in the Cabinet War Office, beneath Westminster, where she worked as a secretary for none other than the British prime minister, Winston Churchill. She was the one who typed up the orders for the D-Day landings.
"We saw Churchill nearly every day because we were all cooped up, locked in, these war rooms. And he was always enormously affable and always spoke," Hunter tells IBTimes UK.
She also travelled to Berlin on an official trip in 1945 and was shocked by what she saw, recalling the "stench of death".
"Berlin was absolutely flat," she says.
As part of a trio of short films featuring those who experienced the war, to mark 70 years since VE Day, Hunter shares her story with IBTimes UK.