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Kathleen Hilditch's Wartime Theatre Memories - Night Ride

by Warwickshire Libraries Heritage and Trading Standards

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Warwickshire Libraries Heritage and Trading Standards
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Kathleen Hilditch
Location of story: 
Surrey
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4122884
Contributed on: 
27 May 2005

Lowering clouds - - - dark Surrey evening
Flight path bombers bound for the capital
Steady thrumb of approaching planes
“Cover your lights!” a bobby cried.

- - Mavis and I, cycling home down a winding lane
Enemy engines consume the enclosing darkness
- - Rising fear as we hide in the ditch
Waiting for the threat to pass
Fearful and trembling we shield our heads

A few miles away the focus is London.

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