Leslie Flanagan

Army Cobbler

By Gina Da Cunha

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Leslie Flanagan

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Leslie Flanagan

Army Cobbler

Audio transcripts
Transcript for 'A cobbler abroad':

I was stationed in Naples and we were in tents when we first went out there. But the weather was nice, it was lovely. I'd never seen the sunshine before. It was really nice. We used to go to the RoyalPalace, which was made a NAAFI, it was a huge place. And we had the German's in there playing all the instruments and waiting on us. Sitting in armchairs, I thought, this is the life. Anyway, we were there for a while and then we got stationed over the Greece and I had to work in the workshops, me and my twin brother, mending army boots. Fourteen studs in each boot, two rows of four, a row of three and a row of two.

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