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The Morning Collection

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People in story: 
Derrick William Sirman. Allan, Doris and George Sirman
Location of story: 
Wimbledon
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A6757347
Contributed on: 
07 November 2005

We lived in 3 Denis Park Crescent, Wimbledon SW20 during the war, my brother Allan, parents George and Doris. I was a child.

Most mornings, Germans would send incendiary bombs, a cylinder about the size of a litre bottle. They'd be lined up on the green, probably by the ARP and they'd be collected. We collected shrapnel that was very often hot. We used to keep it. We were eventually bombed, my brother and I were badly wounded.

We took everything in our stride. You missed out on education. My school, King's College Wimbledon, they took me back but I'd missed a lot.

This story was submitted to the People's War website by Helena Noifeld of BBC Radio Kent and has been added to the website on behalf of Derrick William Sirman with his permission. He fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

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