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Letter from Bishop Francis X. Ford to Lily O'Brennan describing his experiences of World War II in China,

1945 November 19.

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In Collection: Ceannt and O'Brennan Papers, 1851-1953.
Description: Ford describes how his "little section" was surrounded by Japanese forces for nearly two years, and how the soldiers destroyed neighbouring churches and killed priests; he also describes the post-war shortage of food and supplies, and how he has "enjoyed the rough conditions" and his involvement in a local International Relief Assocation branch. He fondly recounts his time and friends in Ireland, including the Ceannt family and "Una".
Main Creator: Ford, Francis Xavier, Bp., 1892-1952
Language: English
Extent: 1 item (2 pages).
Call Number: MS 41,491/4/9 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.
Access Conditions: Paper is fragile. Handle with care.