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Carolyn Tshering and Grandson
Teacher at New English School in Kuwait; on holiday in Britain during invasion; invited by colleague to join the Media Committee as volunteer


“It seems so long ago. I taught at the New English School in Kuwait. Most of us had left Kuwait for our holidays by that fateful August day. A colleague rang one day to ask if I’d volunteer at the Free Kuwait Campaign.

“What do I remember most? The intensity of each day at Porchester Terrace. Desperation to publicize the awful plight of those left in Kuwait. The hard work ensuring smooth organization for the street marches. The constant stream of media interviews, sometimes two camera teams at once in our tiny office.

“All of us, British and Kuwaitis, were swept along by an emotional team spirit. No volunteer had been involved in a campaign before – and it took over our lives till Liberation Day.

“There were very depressing days when all seemed to go wrong, but no one ever gave up or left the campaign. There were tears when news came of relatives killed or tortured, but also moments of laughter and fun within the team.

“We did make a difference, especially by informing the British public of what was happening. I shall always feel honored that I was a small part of an extraordinary group of volunteers."
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Carolyn Tshering and Grandson  Teacher at New English School in Kuwait; on holiday in Britain during invasion; invited by colleague to join the Media Committee as volunteer
“It seems so long ago. I taught at the New English School in Kuwait. Most of us had left Kuwait for our holidays by that
fateful August day. A colleague rang one day to ask if I’d volunteer at the Free Kuwait Campaign.

“What do I remember most? The intensity of each day at Porchester Terrace. Desperation to publicize the awful plight of
those left in Kuwait. The hard work ensuring smooth organization for the street marches. The constant stream of media
interviews, sometimes two camera teams at once in our tiny office.

“All of us, British and Kuwaitis, were swept along by an emotional team spirit. No volunteer had been involved in a
campaign before – and it took over our lives till Liberation Day.

“There were very depressing days when all seemed to go wrong, but no one ever gave up or left the campaign. There
were tears when news came of relatives killed or tortured, but also moments of laughter and fun within the team.

“We did make a difference, especially by informing the British public of what was happening. I shall always feel honored that I was a small part of an extraordinary group of volunteers.
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