Pat Guest - Sorrow and celebration

Running time
56 sec
Department of Veterans' Affairs


I drove over to the post office and the post office was in a little shop and it was all this fruit in the window. Everybody was excited and they all told, "The war's finished."

There was a woman staring at the fruit and I walked over to her and I said, "Did you hear that? The war is over, it's finished." She just turned around and she said, "My two sons were killed in Tobruk. It will never be over for me." I thought "Oh, dear". I felt terrible then.

But when I got back to camp, oh God the whole camp was up. But we danced and sang right through the night until daylight. It was great.

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