Listen to: A wartime exchange with a Yankee soldier

 
 

 

Ref. No.: WFN86
Date of Audio: 1998.

I'II always remember going to the corner of St. John's Road and Tarbock Road and it wasn't exactly winter but it was getting on towards winter and this big Yankee truck drove down and broke down and one said "Do you know anybody who can fix this for us?" and I said "I don't know, I'II go and ask this chap who's lodging with us". This chap used to drive the coach of Germans down to Liverpool to defuse the bombs and he went and he must have known what was wrong. Anyway he fixed it and they gave him a great big Yankee flying jacket for helping them and I got a packet of gum. So not a bad deal.

(Jimmy Hunter)




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