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Tiny and Shiny

by Genevieve

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Genevieve
People in story: 
Bill Kendall
Location of story: 
London
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A5253022
Contributed on: 
22 August 2005

During the early days of the Blitz, us messenger lads, (and most other lads I should say in the London area) we used to collect the shrapnel and keep it in cigarette tin boxes, as the pieces were tiny and very shiny.

After a few weeks we lost interest ‘cause the shrapnel became rusty- so we didn’t bother anymore.

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