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Food from Argentina

by mardelplata

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mardelplata
People in story: 
Roberto Crowder and family
Location of story: 
Argentina
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A3922238
Contributed on: 
20 April 2005

My father told me that, during the war years, when he was still a little child, my grandfather and other fellow british descedants living in the west of Buenos Aires province (Trenque Lauquen, Mari Lauquen area) used to send fresh food and meat specially for the british people in UK in the trains first from the farm until it arrived to the port in Buenos Aires, and then to the UK.
My great grand father had moved in late 1890's from England to Argentina, and so his children (my grandfather Roberto and bros and sisters) felt the "duty" to help the Motherland.

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Message 1 - Food from Argentina

Posted on: 20 April 2005 by Trooper Tom Canning - WW2 Site Helper

This story reminds me of the time of the Falklands war 1982 - against the argy bargy's as they were called .

Our local Supermarket had a shelf full of Corned beef and the labels read that they were the product of Argentina... the day they invaded the Falklands - all the tins of corned beef disappeard to re-appear on the Monday morning labelled " Product of Brazil" !

I gave the manager a lot of credit for his initative... and cheek !

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