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- 23 September 2005
Shropshire was mainly agricultural during the wartime so people went round more or less the same. There needed to be more or less the same food production so farmers and farm workers were not called up unless they wanted to be — they could volunteer but they were not ‘conscripted’.
This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Becky Barugh of the BBC Radio Shropshire CSV Action Desk on behalf of Herbert Lewis and has been added to the site with his permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.
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