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Bert Hooper obituary

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My father, Bert Hooper, who has died aged 102, was a self-educated working-class intellectual and a conscientious objector during the second world war. In that conflict, serving in the Non-Combatant Corps (NCC), he threw incendiary bombs off the roofs of Liverpool factories and pumped smoke on to Cumbria’s beaches at night to deceive German planes. At the same time he took up the opportunity of higher...

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