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The Experience of Being Made Homeless by a V1 in 1944

We then collected blankets, food, drink and a Davy miners lamp to go into an Anderson shelter at the bottom...

Memories of World War Two

Everything was rationed; food, clothing and we had ration books with slips of paper for butter, cheese,...

Cont.3 Friends One Survivor

Whilst at Richmond Park I was able to go home at week-ends to Welling in Kent.However this was not without...

Living in Doodlebug Alley

This part of South London was known as ‘Doodlebug Alley’ because the German planes came...

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Memories of Doodlebugs and Corsets

When the bombing started, my mother had made us all go with the children to hers to hide in the cellar....

In the Heat of it All...

Central and West London were largely unscathed, but the East End, only up the road where the docks were,...

Shrapnel Hunting

It must be summer 1944,my brother billy and me are enjoying the summer school holidays because today we are...

War Brings in the Patients

I had a bit of luck you see really, because it was towards the end of the War when there was a...

Blenheim Bomber, V2 Rocket and Other Incidents

Early in the war someone in authority feared that enemy aircraft and gliders might use large fields as...

Those Elusive Wings

Fighter people used to try and shoot them down from the ground, or failing that pilots would fly alongside...

Community Spirit

Norfolk's geography and proximity to the continent meant that we spent more time in the shelters...

My Grandparents' War Experiences

My other grandfather, Edward Davis, lived in east london with his brother, sister and his parents... My...

The Explosion in Gladstone Avenue, Wood Green by Reggie Nipper

A wall of dust The bomb had landed on Gladstone Avenue, I'm sure it was a V2 because there was no...

A Life-Saving Cup of Tea

Dad worked it out one day that the flying bombs were falling near where the bombs were dropped; one fell at...

V1 attack on Castleford Avenue, New Eltham, SE London

I recall either being pushed or finding myself behind the settee, and seeing a blinding flash in the bay...

Flying Bombs in SW London

Expert opinion tells me that it was a V1, as all three of us in the house had time to get into...

My Wartime Memoriesicon for Story with photo

I left Gillingham in 1939 and lived in Shirley, Southampton until July 1940. We had some rough times with...

Memories of the ATS - Doodlebugsicon for Story with photo

They had moved a lot of the girls and men down the coast, to shoot the doodlebugs down because our guns at...

Hooked on Leicester!

The German bombers taregeted the Hawker Factory which built the Hawker Hurricanes and C.B. Gormans's...

My experience with a V2.

I walked along Annesley Close, which had houses on the left hand side, and Wykeham School, and its playing...

V1 & V2 in WW2: 11th Survey Regiment, Royal Artillery

In 1944, with the threat of Revenge Weapons, the Royal Artillery deployed Location units on the South Coast...

War in Camberwell

On one occasion my house had been bombed and I was having a cup of tea at the WVS caravan when a...

Direct Hit by a V1 or "Blow your Whistle Mr.Levy!"

But there was a small hole between the cellars where a couple of bricks were missing and through this the...

V1 Saga

German bombers having been deterred by the intense anti aircraft barrage close to london turned for home,...

The V2 at Smithfield Market.

The remnants of the work force, highly skilled silversmiths, were 'lodging' in the workshop of...

Buzz Bomb Nightmare

Memories of a V-1 or commonly known ‘Doodle bug’ landing in the village of Park Gate on the...

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