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By: Bernard Fredericks

Liverpool Early Teens

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No longer a schoolboy but now a youth poised for a fresh start, he sensed significant changes brewing in the aftermath of World War II. With the war concluded, nations, both victors and vanquished, were in a flurry to redirect their economies towards peace. He was caught up in the palpable excitement of a transformation on the horizon.

‘I’m leaving school this Easter,’ he announced to the boys on September Road. Climbing down from the low stone wall, he made his way home, bidding farewell with a wave.

He found himself on the brink of joining the ranks of the unemployed. A ship’s engineer, or perhaps an apprentice to one, as his father had hinted? The discussion around what job might suit him never ventured into the realm of Marine Engineering. The topic soon became as extinct as the proverbial dodo – his initial taste of disappointment.

The challenge of finding a position as a young adult had arisen, and his life progressed accordingly. Demonstrating eagerness and a willingness to work was non-negotiable; he was more than ready to spread his wings.

Yet, amidst these challenges, his reflective moments found solace in the image of the breathtakingly glamorous Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth. Her latest film had introduced her new visage, now occupying his quieter moments: a comforting vision that offered him a gentle escape.

Bernard Fredericks was born in Liverpool. He is a freelance writer; also, he has contributed a multiplicity of published articles to various magazines, newspapers, and on occasions, local radio. Bernard was also an active member of a Northwest Writers’ Club, and for some years, he served as an editor of a monthly arts magazine published in North West England. He released his first book, a WWII trilogy about Liverpool kids titled Escape from the Blitz, After the Blitz, and Beyond the Blitz. Bernard is married, with a grown-up family and presently residing in North Wales, where he’s working on new scripts for future publication.

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