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Old 1st February 2016, 21:55
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Re: Why sons and daughters do not write about their fathers (WW2 biographies)

Further to what has been said, I have interviewed a few 'old warriors' who told me things they had never told their families: one said he would talk freely only if I agreed not to share anything he said until after his death. As David said, they did not want to tell their stories or certain parts of the stories to those who knew them as Father, husband, uncle etc. The role played by people in war time sometimes just is at odds with the peacetime character of the same person.
My own father's stories, I found out too late, were true but incomplete.
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