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Tie a Yellow Ribbon

by BBC Radio Norfolk Action Desk

Contributed by 
BBC Radio Norfolk Action Desk
People in story: 
Phyllis Evelyn Smith (nee Mills)
Location of story: 
Little Bradley, Suffolk
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A5925125
Contributed on: 
27 September 2005

This contribution to People’s War was received by the Action Desk at BBC Radio Norfolk and submitted to the website with the permission and on behalf Phyllis Smith

I lived at Little Bradley, which had once been a private Estate and there was a long lane which had a round house at the top and gates. Half way along the lane was a pill box and a searchlight in the adjoining field. One nice day in the summer of ’42, I think it was, I was walking along this lane wearing a bright yellow dress; there was a plane overhead. I didn’t notice that it was a German plane firing at the searchlight until the lads at the searchlight shouted “Get under cover”.

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