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War memoirs brought to life

When Izabella Picheta died eight years ago just before her 89th birthday, her children came across a series of articles she’d written for a local Polish newspaper. Recently translated by her daughter, the memoirs provide a fascinating insight into her conscription to possibly the strangest army of WWII.

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Honouring war-time worship

Two small but precious books – a bible presented to members of the United States Army by President Franklin D Roosevelt in 1941 and a pocket-size military missal from the same era – have been gifted to the Adelaide Archdiocese.