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Remembered Today:

The Children Who Fought Hitler


SteveMarsdin
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Good evening All,

Watched this programme on BBC 4 last night. It was scheduled as part of their "war graves" themed week. It is available on BBC-i player and repeated on BBC 4 later in the week.

Although, as the title suggests, it is about actions in WW2, it has its origins in WW1 and the CWGC (then EWGC). The Commission opened an "English" school in Ypres for the children of its many gardeners and other staff. This is the story of what happened to some of them.

With a strong Forum presence in and around Ypres I am sure it will be of interest to many.

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It is truly an amazing story, I know many people here in Ieper directly descended from the original WW1 Gardeners, I'm kind of working a history (iilustrated of their tale)

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The book (discussed here) is even better!

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Thanks Alasdair,

I didn't see the previous thread in "book reviews" when I searched prior to posting. Thanks for the link and credit to Sue Elliott (YpresSue); another book for the Christmas list !!!

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