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12th August 2009, 11:52
Clich HERE (www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/32/a3563732.shtml) for a story about The Sole Survivor.
12th August 2009, 13:05
A poignant account, Hugh, good work and well done.
13th August 2009, 05:36
Thanks for that Hugh.
Did you ever find any of the three girls?
13th August 2009, 12:40
A sad story that they had travelled so far and then died within sight of land. I am sure the families were very grateful for the pictures Hugh and that someone had taken an interest in their relatives.
13th August 2009, 18:39
No,Taff, I never traced one even though I spoke to somebody living in Lizard Town who remembered them but nothing came of it. I even joined an evacuee association and posted their names, but to no avail.
And, Sister Eleff; When we went to photograph the gunner's grave (Norman Haskell Thomas) it looked a bit stark so we (my wife & I) borrowed some flowers from an adjacent grave just to brighten it up a bit. His elderly sister was touched by the gesture and wrote very movingly about a brother who had evidently been very dear to his family.
I would dearly like to have contacted just one of those girls: there were in fact five evacuees and all were named. Whatever became of all of them. Surely, they didn't all emigrate to Australia
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