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Fred Coltman, Jean Coltman (nee Steele)
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14 August 2005

This story has been submitted by Alison Tebbutt, Derby CSV Action Desk, on behalf of Jean Coltman. The author has given her permission, and fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

I was making torpedos during the war. I had to paint them and stensil the numbers onto them. My husband worked at Rolls-Royce from eight in the morning till eight at night.

I remember V.E Day. Everyone was in the market place shouting, dancing and singing. I was thirteen when the war stared. I worked six days a week. We all worked so hard.

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