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Growing Up in London 1939-45icon for Recommended story

The bombing of London started on Saturday September 7th when 967 German and Italian fighters and bombers...

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Just past the “Nick Wood” stood a small cottage next to the church in which Mary Armstrong, a...

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A bowl of water and a blanket were kept in there, so we could hang a wet blanket over the door in...

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The London Blitzicon for Recommended story

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We had open coal fires in those days and in the winter evenings we would sit around the hearth and Mum...

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This resulted in Plymouth being a big target for German bombers, and a place where a young boy like me...

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Could Ted suggest some way in which they could provide a lot of hot water?... And could he use his...

A Telephonist during the Blitzicon for Recommended story

Like the time when we had incendiary bombs in the front and back gardens, I upended a heavy pot with a...

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Wedding day Anyhow, back to November 1941, it was a nice day on Saturday the 29th, and the wedding was...

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Now the barrage balloons, like great silver elephants on wire cables, appeared all over London, ready to...

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