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Thread #123172   Message #2708775
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
26-Aug-09 - 05:15 AM
Thread Name: What did you do in the war, Ewan?
Subject: Folklore: What did you do in the war, Ewan?
Filtering though the gossiping Folk Grapevine we often hear of the celebrated gap in Ewan McColl's biography covering the period 1939-45. Rumours, it would seem, abound. One of the best would have him going in bearded disguise, wearing calipers, so as to avoid both conscription and facing the indignities suffered by more genuine COs.

Just rumours though, as I say...