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Peoples War Team in the East Midlands
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Granville Sydney Herrett
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Egyptian Desert
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04 July 2005

"This story was submitted to the site by the BBC's Peoples War Team in the East Midlands with Mrs Herrets permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions. The article was collated and written by a pupil at Mortimer Wilson School, Alfreton as part of a Peoples war Project."

My husband was a MP (military policeman) in the 8th army desert rats. He was stationed in the Egyptian desert and had to deliver various messages and see to any road accidents in the area. He also arrested any trouble makers. He was gone six and a half years. He saw his daughter born but never saw her again until she was seven. His commander was a General Montgomery who gave them pep talks to boost the morale.

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