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Stories categorised in 'Air Raids and Other Bombing'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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It was a dry clear night and, as I lived on a tram route that took me almost to the door of...

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I remember sitting on the floor in the dining room of our rented house in Winton with my two brothers...

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