A true story of life as a child during the Second World War and through adolescence and teenage years in the 1950s and early 1960s. A time of worry and fear for parents, but of excitement and adventure for children. The freedom to roam and fanaticise without supervision and learning from real life experiences. Near misses which today would be considered unbelievably neglectful and dangerous. Working on the farm at fourteen. Joining the army cadets at thirteen to learn to be a soldier and going to summer camp to fire blank bullets from a .303 rifle at your mates was all good fun.
On the downside, it was a time when waiting for your call-up papers at eighteen was routine. Then having to drop whatever you were doing to spend two years in the army, training as a real soldier in West Germany, or some other far away commonwealth outpost, and finally, to be demobbed as a disciplined but totally different person. All indications that at the time, you did what was required of you without fear or favour.
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