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- 06 September 2004
One recollection of my wartime memories was of my fathers experience in the home guard fire watching on Boulton and Pauls roof, and extinguishing the fallen incendiary bombs with his stirrup pump and throwing them off the roof.
My husband recalls the time when walking home from school at Hoveton with friends, when they were shot at by a german fighter plane, and would probably have been hit if it wasn’t for the presence of mind of an older boy shouting to them to jump in the ditch.
The german plane was later shot down and the pilot parachuted and landed in the woods. For months afterwards when walking through the woods, he remembers seeing the remains of the parachute hanging from the trees.
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