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Janet Kinrade Dethick

Janet Kinrade Dethick was born in Derbyshire, England. After graduating from London University, she taught in schools on Merseyside, in Derbyshire and Sheffield, before becoming a Senior Lecturer in Human Studies, at the Sheffield College. Winning a bursary to study Italian, in Florence, led to a huge career change and she now lives in Italy, where for some years she has been researching the effects of the Second World War on the lives of ordinary people. On this theme she has published: The Trasimene Line, Cortona 1944 and a volume in Italian about prisoners of war in the region of Umbria.

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Some Corner of a Foreign Field

“Even after capture, the full horrors of war still persisted. Bombed and strafed by our own planes, and shelled by our own artillery, the words ‘For you the war is over, Tommy,’ had a hollow ring…November 1942, after five months in Suani Ben Adem, we sailed from Tripoli, en route to Naples. ...

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