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Interview with Julia Mackenzie about a drowning accident in Germany
EXTERNAL ID
WD_BF02_TRACK05_MACKENZIE_GAELIC
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Julia Mackenzie
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3154
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
audio

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Julia Mackenzie remembers a drowning accident as World War 2 ended. The interview was conducted in Gaelic and translated into English.

Something awful happened, once, when the war in Japan ended, our hospital held a sort of wee party and we had a big dinner and a group of us said, 'Should we, shall we go and make a wee swimming party in the swimming pool?' And a group of us went there. I didn't swim at all, I couldn't, I didn't know how to swim. But one of the boys who worked in the cookhouse beside me, he went to the swimming pool, and he didn't come back at all. And it was awful when he was drowned in the pool.

This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Central Primary School, Inverness.

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Interview with Julia Mackenzie about a drowning accident in Germany

2000s

World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; audio

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Julia Mackenzie remembers a drowning accident as World War 2 ended. The interview was conducted in Gaelic and translated into English.<br /> <br /> Something awful happened, once, when the war in Japan ended, our hospital held a sort of wee party and we had a big dinner and a group of us said, 'Should we, shall we go and make a wee swimming party in the swimming pool?' And a group of us went there. I didn't swim at all, I couldn't, I didn't know how to swim. But one of the boys who worked in the cookhouse beside me, he went to the swimming pool, and he didn't come back at all. And it was awful when he was drowned in the pool.<br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Central Primary School, Inverness.