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Nicking Donuts

by ateamwar

Contributed by 
ateamwar
People in story: 
John McAdam
Location of story: 
Liverpool
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A3935487
Contributed on: 
22 April 2005

This story was submitted to the Peoples War website by Pauline McAdam on behalf of John McAdam and has been added to the site with his permission.

My Dad was ten, full of beans but lacking donuts!
The Americans were based in Liverpool and the kids knew where they were.Each day a jeep loaded up off London Road and headed out to Burton Wood.All it took was a long rope - a tight knot and a lamppost. Knot at the lam post, knot around the crate - and wait.

The Yank climbs in - revs up and heads off. The Rope went tight, the donuts crate stayed behind and twenty kids hit the street. A few minutes with jumpers tucked into shorts was all it took - the donuts bulged into the sweaters and then they legged it.

Donut tummy ache afterwards but they tasted sweet Dad says.

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