BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in February 2012We've left it here for reference.More information

10 July 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
WW2 - People's War

BBC Homepage
BBC History
WW2 People's War Homepage Archive List Timeline About This Site Print this page 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 

Flying Bombs

by Rosslibrary

Contributed by 
Rosslibrary
People in story: 
Gordon Amand
Location of story: 
Hertford
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A3346931
Contributed on: 
30 November 2004

The reason my brother and I were sent to St Joseph's boarding school at Marden Hill was to be safe from bombs. My parents were working and living in London. One day we looked out of our bedroom window and saw 2 V 1 flying bombs flying over our school in the early evening. We were quite excited to see them with the red exaust gases blowing into the sky. The next day I wrote a letter to my mother who of course was very upset.She later spoke to the headmaster who reasssured her that we were indeed in a safe place. Strangely we never saw another bomb fly over our school again.

© Copyright of content contributed to this Archive rests with the author. Find out how you can use this.

Archive List

This story has been placed in the following categories.

V-1s and V-2s Category
Hertfordshire Category
icon for Story with photoStory with photo

Most of the content on this site is created by our users, who are members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced. In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site's House Rules, please click here. For any other comments, please Contact Us.



About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy