It seems incredible that the war is over. There has been no reaction here, just life as normal because we are well past the stage of being excited over anything… I feel I have done my part, Mother – my conscience is very clear and I feel also that I am now free of my obligations to my country. Although it’s a terrific waste of years out of my life, I am glad I have done it – I would do the same again… I have learnt such a lot Mother; and I know that whatever trials lay ahead, in the end I will succeed in whatever I take on.