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

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Ignorance is Bliss

My lasting Memory of World War II is…I joined the ARP in 1940. Involved in the Blitz and found that...

coruption in an Anderson shelter

My Father, Dennis Sutton took his girlfriend, Joan Jagger, down their new Anderson shelter to look around...

Memories of Wellington

I was at work and a bomb was dropped by a powerstation. I used to have to cycle to Ketley to work...

Botchup

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Church roof blown off

On Colwick Road opposite the Manvers, St Christophers Church had the roof blown off by a bomb , it went...

Gas tanks and buses

Peter remembers Leyland Tiger Buses towing a trailer behind with a gas tank on it and every time the bus...

The Steps

I remember being ushered down steps to an Air-Raid shelter without knowing what really was going on. I...

Blackouts

Everyone had to have heavy black material or rolls of black paper to put up at all the windows... The trams...

WW2 Bombing in my Town

It was a soundless night and i've just been to my local shops with my ration book and brought some eggs...

WW2 My Granda by Carla Lawrence

WW2 My Granda by Carla Lawrence...

Bomb Disposal

Raymond was involved in bomb disposal in South Yorkshire. He was told that there was a bomb in the Midland...

One certain Air Raid

After one particular heavy nights bombing we emerged from our Air Raid shelter to find our house completely...

Fallen Angelicon for Story with photo

Mr 'Chippy' Symes has provided this picture of a downed Mitsubishi A6M Zero Fighter, in the Malayan...

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The police were involved in preventing looting and they were involved in crowd control....

Thames Board & Victoria Park Bombings

My lasting Memory of World War II is…the bombing of Thames Board when a party was going on and the...

The Tea Room

I had been to the kitchen during an air raid to make some tea, on the way back to the shelter a...

Collecting Damsons

I remember going into the disused allotments in Woodthorpe and collecting Damsons from there, I remember it...

My fathers story

3 Daughters

I was looking after my three daughters at the time and that was my main concern....

I must of been busy that day

I have no idea what I was doing that day, I must have been busy, but it seems so long ago....

Anti-Aircraft Guns

After the bombing raid, I remember a ring of anti-aircraft guns around Leicester, and a battery at...

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M.T.Section...

The Fuller’s Earth Mine

During the Bath Blitz we walked to the nearby Fuller's Earth mine, and each family had a space between...

Life

Life...

Smelly shelters

I remember the air raid shelters down the streets, they smelt, but we had to go in them, I didn't like...

Bombs in Nottingham

I lived at Beeston in Nottingham during the war... We had to go into a shelter under the cinema and the...

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