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- Belgrave Library
- People in story:
- Mrs. Gohil
- Location of story:
- Dansichru, India
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- Contributed on:
- 29 June 2004
This story was given to Sneha and Jamini when they visited Mrs. Gohil. It has been added to the site with her permission. She understands the website terms and conditions.
We spoke to Mrs Gohil, who is a resident at Rushey Mead Manor, about the Word War 2. She was 20 years old during the war and lived in India in Dansichru, which is 10 miles away from Navsari.
Her mim and dad passed away during the war, and she was left with on her own because her brother was a soldier.
She remembers vividly her brother being shot, at the age of 22. The British Police were hiding in the tops of the trees just waiting to shoot any of the Indian soldiers, but she said that she was happy because her brother died fighting for India and he died for a good deed.
Mrs Gohil felt very sad and angry when her brother died because she was left on her own, so she took part in Protests. She remembers walking from city to city, singing special holy songs with her friends. Mrs Gohil said that it was tiring but very happy times.
She lived most of her life during the war, with her friends. The houses were very small, and she recalls that 7 people were squashed into one houe, because of limited space.
After the War, it rained, and it was so nice because it was hot, and it was a relief. She said that it was a really happy time, but she still felt sad her brother had died, and she wished that her brother were still alive.
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