Bor, Walter (4 of 29) National Life Stories Collection: Architects' Lives

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    Interviewee's home, London

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    Bor, Walter, 1916-1999 (speaker, male)

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    Brodie, Louise (speaker, female)

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    Part 4: Walter Bor [WB] Latin and Greek and Plato’s Republic. Importance of politics to committed young. Influence of Soviet films and novels. The school system with high-flying self-selective secondary schools and Citizen schools for working class, training as craftsmen. Mixed unselected primary school. His interest in women from an early age. Czechoslovakia not a class-ridden society though Slovaks were poorer, economically and culturally. Family holidays in rented summer house on edge of forest, fishing, trapping, cycling.. Awareness of pollution in Prague on return. Knew little of geography of rest of country. WB now interested in tourism and exploring the countryside. Reference to Munich Agreement. WB’s play, ’The Young People’ evaluated by dramaturge.

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