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Quite a good camp

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7367.783/a (Published 05 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:783
  1. Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
  1. Edinburgh

    She was a tall, quiet lady, almost stately. She had come a long way: from somewhere in Poland she had been taken to Siberia, escaped west somehow and joined the millions of refugees loose in Europe in the mid 1940s, and then for good reasons had found her way to Scotland.

    Our Polish community dates from that war. A Polish army garrisoned the east coast from Aberdeen to the border, and when Poland fell to communism many chose to stay. They settled, married …

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