The Story of a Caribbean Nurse

Trinidad, as you know, is the width and the length of the Atlantic Ocean away from Europe. But what we called ‘the war in Europe’ brought enemy activity from all over the world. Trinidad was then a British colony and loyal to the British crown, so England's war was also our war.

We were not bombed; we were short of some food but had plenty of others. We had few clothes in the shops. When I went to New York, right after the War in November, I had only a pair of sandals to wear—but I bought shoes in New York!

Great Britain had not made plans for a war, but the Germans had for a long time. They had spies positioned all over the world to keep them well-informed from early on. Trinidad, which was always a mixture ...

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