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The lads saved us

by BBC Southern Counties Radio

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BBC Southern Counties Radio
People in story: 
Beryl Libin
Location of story: 
Bramber, West Sussex
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03 August 2005

I was once walking along the river at Bramber with a friend (we had cycled there) when all of a sudden we were thrown to the ground by army personnel and right over us came a German plane machine gunning the area as there was manoeuvres going on (we didn’t know) so the lads saved us.

I ended up cooking supper for them. Toast-cooked cheese in a saucepan with tomatoes cut up in it — they thought it was great. The pilot baled out and was taken prisoner.

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