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Friday, March 20, 2009

Parachute Knickers

Q: Can I ask, did you paint your legs in the war?
Joyce Hewick: Yes.
Q: I thought so, go on tell me what with.
JH: Oxo or tea.
Muriel Berzins: Gravy browning with a pencil line up the back, you’d stand on the table and a girl would put a pencil line down your leg.
Q: Did you ever (sic) any parachute silk knickers or anything?
JH: Oh yes, yellow they were, bright yellow.
Q: How did you get hold of the parachute silk?
JH: Oh, I’d better not say.

Found in Time on My Hands: Memories of Hedon.

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