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Some light British humour about our Polish troops in Coventry England during WWII
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A Child's War: In Coventry
Crowds would flock to the centre to stare in disbelief at the remains of their lovely City; they were the new Peeping Toms, and it was a taxing enough ordeal in itself. Even Owen Owen’s the huge department store had been reduced to a steel and concrete skeleton.
One day this became the focus of a military exercise, the purpose of which was to prove that our home guard could repel, or at least hold up an invading force. Unfortunately the “enemy” were soldiers from the Polish army and our lads were about as effective as our own finger fired bullets against these battle hardened survivors. It was amusing to watch and the audience joined in at times with comments rather like those one hears in a Pantomime. “He’s behind you!” “ Oh no ‘e isn’t!” “ O yes ‘e is!” “BANG!!” It was all over in a matter of hours as they mopped up the resistance and both armies marched off together joking. Two nations together, united against this hated enemy, the Polish with an even greater reason than our own.