Don Hibble

WWII

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Don Hibble's story

During the World War II, my father Don Hibble worked at the Midland Junction Railway Workshops. Because of this, he and his fellow mates were picked on and called scabs for not becoming soldiers.

Unbeknown to most people, these men were unable to say much because they were busy not only keeping the railways working but also making propellers for warships, and parts of weaponry and munitions during World War II. As means of creating necessary facilities, twenty four special factories known as armament annexes were constructed in a close association with various state instrumentalities (mainly railway departments) and prominent industrial organisations.

I am proud of all those people who helped the war effort in ways that most of the population could not see.

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