My parents had, they were both in the RAF. A few years ago I came across an old lady we were helping who was in Berlin during the Second World War. She was a nurse, German born. She had an awful memory of her house being bombed and crawling out from under a pile of dead bodies. She never forgot the horror.
I was thinking how lucky that many of our post war boomers have never had this horrible thing happen. Those from Ireland will have had experience of bombings as will some of those from different parts of the world, particularly the Middle East and those who served in the armed forces.
That is one of the reasons I felt really sad when Brexit happened because I think and still think it gave a small measure of protection against a European war.
War is so damaging in so many ways. My parents were damaged and I see that now, though in those days they just ‘got on with it’ Counselling and therapy were unheard of.
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