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By Linda McDowell

ISBN-10: 1844720209

ISBN-13: 9781844720200

Although the second one global struggle ended sixty years in the past, there are nonetheless untold tales ready to be heard: tales not just of diplomats and infantrymen but in addition of refugees, camp inmates and usual humans residing in occupied territories, tales of women's and kid's lives in addition to these of guys.


In Hard Labour the forgotten voices of a gaggle of younger women who left Latvia in 1944 are captured, telling the tale in their flight from the advancing Soviet military, their tough trips throughout vital Europe, their lives as displaced humans in Allied camps in Germany and at last their shelter in Britain.


Hard paintings is on the centre of those tales, because the girls grew to become 'volunteer' staff, first for the Nazi conflict attempt after which as labourers within the British post-war reconstruction plan. In what has been defined as a 'venemous postscript' to the warfare, the healthy and capable among the gigantic homeless and infrequently stateless inhabitants that fetched up in camps run by way of the Allies in war-devastated Germany have been recruited by way of western states as labourers. nice Britain used to be the 1st country to recruit displaced people, delivering jobs in hospitals and personal houses as household employees and within the cloth to younger unmarried girls (and later males) from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, and different as soon as self sustaining states. a lot of those girls spent the remainder of their lives in Britain, longing to come back to their homelands yet independence got here too overdue for lots of of them.


At the centre of Hard Labour are the lives of twenty-five now aged Latvia ladies who got here to Britain among 1946 and 1949. Their stories are put within the context of contemporary paintings in feminist heritage, illuminating debates approximately displacement and loss in addition to the transformation of women's lives in post-war Britain.


 

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