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This is a charity which clears up the debris of war, such as landmines and unexploded bombs, to try to make former conflict zones safe for local people, and in particular for children.
JOHN MURRAY has republished Maureen Waller's London 1945: Life in the Debris of War ([pounds sterling]9.
London 1945: Life in the Debris of War, by Maureen Waller (John Murray, 20 [pounds sterling]), is a readable survey of the reality of life for Londoners at the end of the war, as they sought the promised bright new world while coping with shortages, bomb damage and trauma.
On the whole it was a gloomy exhibition: subdued dark colours, eerie figures, the debris of war and the horrific aftermath of the days after the destruction.