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

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Granny and the bombers

planes over lincoln

One of our planes had crashed on the teacher's house on Greestone Stairs and they were looking at it...

Liverpool 1940 May

In Upper Hill Street in a house, which was four stories high, a mine fell which was next door to a brewery,...

Schoolboys Collecting Shrapnelicon for Story with photo

Just immediately after the 27th of September 1940, my friend Les Ward and myself went searching for...

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Encounter with the Enemy

We started chatting mainly about our shock and disbelief that they had been Germans and our lucky escape......

A Good Neighbour

Their Son on his way home from work every evening would take his parents down the garden to their air-raid...

Bombs and Suet

Eileen Hance — Bombs and Suet....

My Baby Gas Maskicon for Story with photo

In fact I was eight months old when he first saw me and I was in the Royal Eye Infirmary with measles....

Working in the shadow factory

Just as I was going in I saw a German plane drop a bomb and thought it had hit the factory. After...

Bombs on the Mills

One day in the tram on the way to work Ethel herd an almighty bang ... Ethel jumped out of the tram...

Land Army Fashionicon for Story with photo

CISS: My dad wouldn't let me wear trousers, but when he saw me in my Land Army Unform, he was as...

Night Raid

Dad was in the A.R.P so he had to leave us he did keep calling back to make sure we werea all...

The "firey cross"

It was one of the big bomber aircraft that the Canadians flew from the airforce base at...

Bad timing

I recall very clearly that my Aunt and cousin came to us from London, and London at that time was receiving...

Flashes Over Southend

My husband's father — Giullio Accorsini was Italian and came over in England before the war as a...

Flying Bombs

In those days I lived at Heston, Middlesex and where I lived I can remember the flying bombs coming over....

Bullet holes and Rosaries - my wartime childhood

She was a little Irish lady, and she would pray throughout the raid and hold her rosary....

Luck

And was told there was a parachute mine hanging on the apple tree in the garden, farther took us to his...

Panic as Daytime German came to Glebe Farm

I lived in Plowden, Glebe Farm, Stechford....

Sheltering from the Blitz at Bramall Lane

During the war when the Blitz started, I was living with my sister at Bramall Lane and we went to her...

A Narrow Escape

I took my daughter under my bed with me for safety, and left my son in his cot, but he began crying......

Bombing in Bath and balloons in Glasgow

Planes were more sophisticated by this time and I was made redundant as an aircraft worker so I transferred...

Bombs at Sandhurst Primary School

One day in 1943 I was stationed at Shooters Hill and a German bomber plane dropped a bomb in the playgound...

Caring for the Family

Her younger sister who would have been about 9 in 1942 in the Blitz and was evacuated to Devon just outside...

ENENY ACTION - Whitley bomber, crashed Hayle.

ENENY ACTION - Whitley bomber, crashed Hayle. His story was given to the Trebah WW2 Video Archive,...

War Memories from Sponden, Derby.

At the end of our garden there was an army camp with 4 naval guns which used to protect us from enemy...

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