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Former Ajax bomb girl talks about life in Durham during the Second World War
The News Advertiser - Ajax, Ont.
Author: Hatherly, Tara
Date: Dec 28, 2012
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Section: News
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"This notice came in the paper; they needed girls to come to work in Toronto to help with the war, and that's how I left. We picked up girls here and there on the way, and we had a good time on the train," she recalled with a smile. "They kept telling us that they were proud of us for coming."

She worked on DIL's number one line, where she would write notes to her five brothers fighting overseas that she'd kiss with lipstick and place in bomb shells, saying "get home safe" and "we miss you." She'd also scratch her brothers' names into shells, writing "this one's for you."

For more information on Ajax's "bomb girls" and efforts to build a monument in their honour, visit the Ajax Bomb Girls Legacy Campaign online at www.honourajaxbombgirls.ca . To see the women immortalized on screen, tune into the season two premiere of Global Television's Bomb Girls Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. EST.

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