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It was always thought by the men that we would be withdrawn back to India when we reached Monywa; but with...

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In London I went to school at Greycoats Girls School but not for long for then the bombing started again...

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I worked at Aylesford paper mill and we used to cycle to work. By then there were only the three of us;...

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