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Olive Rhoda Russell
Womens Land Army
I was 15 years old at the time however I lied my age to join the Land Army and said I was 17. My first job was picking potatoes. We also would sort the potatoes. (good ones from bad ones) We were all taken in the morning by truck to different farms and brought back at night. At one point I was stationed at Lakenheath (spelling?) and I was surprised by my older sister who came and stayed with me for the weekend. I remember cleaning a lot of dishes through the winter. We did it all, never staying at the same place. I worked in greenhouses, on many different farms. I remember staying at one time with a Mrs. Veck. Her son was in the Navy and she had a daughter who worked on the farm but was not in the Land Army. We didn't have time to make too may friends. We slept in barracks and were sent on different jobs each day.
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