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For example it never occurred to anybody to ask what it felt like to wear
on 17 December 2015
Solid and informative book about the 'emergency'. All you'd ever need to know really. Somewhat pedestrian I thought without personal touches that would give it life. For example it never occurred to anybody to ask what it felt like to wear, actually wear the LDF uniform. My now deceased father told me the fabric was shoddy and not sewn up very well so that the seams split if you made a sudden move. He was absolutely mortified when he had to endure a visit from an American cousin who was a mechanic for the planes in Berlin and came on a visit during one furlough. His uniform was made from top quality gaberdine and beautifully constructed so that my poor father was ashamed to have to stand near him in a family photo. Books like these deserve to collect family memories of the war years and there are still people who are alive who remember.