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Two little girls under attack

by BBC Southern Counties Radio

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BBC Southern Counties Radio
People in story: 
Jean Lowrey, Julia Butcher
Location of story: 
Brighton
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4393587
Contributed on: 
07 July 2005

My wife Jean was a child of about ten at the time, and she was playing with a friend in Gerard Street near Preston Circus in Brighton when they heard an aircraft coming over. They looked up, only to see a German aircraft, machine guns blazing. Terrified, they dived for cover in a front garden until the plane had gone. She still has flashbacks about the incident, which has stayed with her all this time.

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