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Firemen At The School

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cambsaction
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Mills
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19 September 2005

During the Portsmouth Blitz there were very severe fire raids with incendiary bombs that would destroy power supplies for weeks. As our school was central it was used as a major base for all the firemen and the teachers asked for volunteers to help the men, by feeding and catering for them. I remember how exhausted and distraught they were as they worked all hours of the day and night trying to control the fires.

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