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Making underwear from parachute silk

by Elizabeth Lister

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Contributed by 
Elizabeth Lister
People in story: 
Barbara Guerrier
Location of story: 
South London-Balham
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A7078539
Contributed on: 
18 November 2005

This story has been submitted to the People’s War site by a volunteer from CSV Berkshire on behalf of Barbara Guerrier and has been added to the site with her permission. Barbara Guerrier fully understands the site’s terms and conditions.

Well I remember making underwear (petticoats and chemises) from parachute silk from two landmines that landed not far from my home in Veronica Road, Balham.

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