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Working with Churchill

by Bemerton Local History Society

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Bemerton Local History Society
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Mary Isolde Mackenzie
Location of story: 
London
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4026737
Contributed on: 
08 May 2005

During the war I worked in the War office for Winston Churchill. I was recruited because I was fluent in French and German, so I would translate incoming documents into English. I tried not to pay much attention to the content of the document, only the language; that way I would be sure not to pass on sensitive information.
The offices were not grand - pretty basic, really. Mr Churchill was a very nice and fair man; he was very angry when I was sent elsewhere to work.

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