Letter: Wartime sacrifice

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The Independent Online
Sir: In response to Christopher Lush's statement (Letters, 8 March) 'they did not, for example replace railings . . . so unwisely removed in the last war' - did it not occur to him to ask why they were removed? Not as an act of thoughtless vandalism as he seems to imply - every scrap of metal was needed for making tanks, guns and other equipment, as due to the blockade by the Germans, raw material was unobtainable. Our beautiful wrought iron gates and railings were willingly sacrificed to the war effort.

Yours sincerely,

BETTY SMITH

Amesbury, Salisbury

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