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Thoughts on the bomb #poetry #poem

VE Day 8th May 1945 (In 1945 my father was in Wales, training to join the assault troops for Japan; his celebrations were muted and he said how he hoped he would see VJ Day too but expected he wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Dad’s letters – May to August 1945

Another instalment of my father’s letters to my mother and what a rollercoaster three months this period covers. First up there’s some hard training in Derbyshire, then the excitement of the first jump and the trepidation of a posting to the … Continue reading

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