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Oh quick anyone who wants to spend the next half hour in tears turn on Radio 4 and listen to Charles Wheeler's documentary about the children who were deported to Australia and abused

(7 Posts)
LittleBella Thu 24-Jul-08 21:35:38

I listened to it this morning and it was so sad and shocking that I sobbed through the whole thing.

OK not the best way to spend a free half hour but it is so moving and worth listening to.

tangarine Thu 24-Jul-08 21:36:54

I did too - terribly moving.

wrinklytum Thu 24-Jul-08 21:37:34

I am listening whilst mnetting...I always have r4 or r7 on in the background...

cornsilk Thu 24-Jul-08 21:38:04

why were they deported?

LittleBella Thu 24-Jul-08 21:44:21

They were either orphans or the children of the poor, of single parents etc.

The brutal cruelty with which they were treated was breathtaking. Horrific. And people in their seventies when Charles Wheeler interviewed them breaking down in tears when remembering...

tiredemma Thu 24-Jul-08 21:45:38

I read a book about it.

Horrifying, truly horrifying.

wrinklytum Thu 24-Jul-08 21:46:50

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