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Machine Gunned - Cycling

by cornwallcsv

Contributed by 
cornwallcsv
People in story: 
Miss Heather Hunt and Mrs S Carmichael
Location of story: 
Cornwall
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A3975168
Contributed on: 
30 April 2005

This story was submitted to the People's War Website by Sandy Beckett on behalf of Miss Heather Hunt, the author and has been added to the site with her permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.
In 1939 moved from Guildford to Polsue Manor Hotel near Philleigh. Went for lessons with a dear old lady at Ruan Lanihorn. Cycled from Polsue to Ruan Lanihorn over farm lanes.
It was harvest time and the Germans were machine gunning the workers in the fields.
My sister, (now Mrs S Carmichael, living in Jersey) and I, were also targetted and went under a bank to keep safe. We were very frightened.
I was educated at Truro County School which is now Sainsburys.

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