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A Brief Memory of My Father in Burma

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:09 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

I have my father's lucky rupee. It saved his life in Burma during the Second World War. A bullet - one of many fired at him by a Japanese soldier - pierced his shirt pocket, went through a cigarette tin, a Bible, and was then stopped by a rupee coin resting at the bottom. If it had not been there the bullet would have entered his heart.


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Small coin, polished smooth by wear

Person the story/items relate to

Sgt A J Stanyard RA

Person who shared the story/items

Matt Stanyard

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

My father

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Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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