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Bor, Walter (8 of 29) National Life Stories Collection: Architects' Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:30:49

  • Shelf mark

    C467/13

  • Subjects

    Architecture

  • Recording date

    1997-05-20

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, London

  • Interviewees

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

  • Interviewers

    Brodie, Louise (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 8: Walter Bor [WB] HL got work at BBC, advised by WB. Found accommodation with Clara on Maddingly Rd, became member of household which was a Communist cell. Banning of Daily Worker by Herbert Morrison, later lifted, and letter in local press. Czech cell established in Cambridge, discussion of democratic centralism, WB expelled as against one-party system. Cambridge student life, Town and Gown brought together at this time. Wonderful environment against the background of war. Met first wife, Dinah Allen, at party for refugees and married her in London. Wife’s unhappy background. WB applied to join Czech army as a private

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