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Sound advice from a father during the Warsaw Uprising 1944*

The Warsaw Uprising museum has numerous videos with survivors recounting their experiences. One video shows a man telling the story of how, when he was fifteen years old, he asked his parents if he could join the uprising. First he … Continue reading

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Pithy sayings of my father

On ‘Directed Labour’ (2nd WW) I’m free to do as I’m told. On Winston Churchill (2nd WW) He’s the enemy of the workingman. On the birth of Prince Charles (1947) Another parasite who’ll live off the backs of the workingman … Continue reading


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The Best Jam.

It always rained in autumn Mum, holding her old “Trug” We trudged to New River Walk No one’s hedges were safe. Blackberries, Blueberries, Rosehips We gathered while she told us the names My turn to carry the burgeoning feast The … Continue reading

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