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Memories of a Mate

By Ivor White, 2009 7:12 minutes

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In 1940 Ivor had no thoughts of joining the army, but as Australian troops were defeated in several battles he decided to join up. In 1944 he went to New Guinea and experienced the trauma of having his mate shot behind him. He expresses his grief and shame and describes himself as 'bomb happy' by the time he left the war. He then describes how he was 'saved' through love and marriage in 1949.

Collection In Our Words: Stories from Victorian Veterans

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