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Long-lost brothers separated in 1945 are to be reunited after 77 years apart

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A pair of long-lost brothers who were separated as children in 1945 are to be reunited for the first time after 77 YEARS apart. Ted Nobbs, 83, and his brother Geoff, 79, have spent more than seven decades 10,000 miles apart after their family was divided up at the end of the Second World War. Ted, along with siblings Barry and John, were all separated from their youngest brother Geoff after their mum tragically died of cancer, aged just 30, in 1945. Their father wasn’t able to cope with caring for Geoff, who was one at the time, so decided to offer him up for adoption to give him a chance of a better life. Geoff moved to Australia in 1951, aged seven, with his adoptive family and has lived there ever since - going on to have eight kids and grandchildren of his own. Ted, Barry and John had all tried several times over the years to find their little brother without any success. But their luck changed in 2014, four years after eldest brother John passed away, when Geoff tracked down Barry and sent him a letter. They all began talking over Skype and on the phone, finally getting to know each other after many years. Now Ted, from Rugby, Warks., will meet Geoff for the first time since they were young boys in a heartwarming reunion this Sunday (4/9). The retired factory worker said: “When Geoff first contacted us it was obviously quite emotional after all these years. “It absolutely crunched me when he found us, I just didn’t think it would happen. There were a few tears shed. "A letter from Geoff just landed on Barry's doorstep out of the blue. We were all reunited on a phone call and it was just wonderful catching up.  Filmed on 31st August 2022

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