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A Family Again

John K. Stutterheim

in The Diary of Prisoner 17326

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780823231508
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780823250745 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823231508.003.0021

Series: World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension

A Family Again

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While many are disappointed with the British efforts to keep the Pedumas at bay, the author and his family have made out a comfortable existence in a British refuge. The author and his family also are faced with swollen ankles and shins, an aftereffect of the starvation faced in the labour camp. The boys also try to return to school in a makeshift class but faced dwindling supplies of just about everything; the author himself recounts that he did very poorly. The chapter closes with the family celebrating Christmas when the church they attend is shelled, but fortunately, the attack is brief and the service is able to finish.

Keywords: Family; Christmas; School; Trash

Chapter.  3431 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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