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16 October 2014
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Emily Bonar from Glasgow. Posted 4 May 2004.
I was 11 when the 2nd ww began. I remember we got bananas because my brother was a baby. I remember watching the Clydebank blitz from the window of a house where I was evacuated to in Ayrshire. At home I got all the sweetie coupons from the family. My mother walked into a baffle wall one night. These things were built in front of closes in streets as some kind of protection against bomb blast. I don't remember any particular hardship over food or clothes. I started work in 1942 at fourteen and a half. Seems like a century ago.

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