we worked 18 hours a day
and we had six off, that was all.
And at the end of that time,
they'd established leave centers in various parts.
And we were sent to a leave center
not far from Hanover
and absolutely super place.
It had been one of the places the Germans had set up
in about 1936 to breed their super race.
So it'd been full of tall blonde German women and men
and, in other words it was a production line really.
But that'd all gone, we had the rooms that they had,
had a room each, it was sorta the Ritz
as far as we were concerned.
And they had every facility there
for relaxation and sport, there was a guiding school,
they had indoor badminton courts, skating rinks,
all sorts, everything there.
But we only had a long weekend there
and then it was back to work
but, as I said before, more ground crew
had arrived by that time
so things were just easing off that little bit.