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Night-time air-raids in Newcastle

by BBC Scotland

Contributed by 
BBC Scotland
People in story: 
Isobel Macdonald
Location of story: 
Newcastle
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A5321288
Contributed on: 
25 August 2005

This story was submitted to the People's War site by Allan Price, of BBC Scotland, on behalf of Isobel Macdonald and has been added to the site with her permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

I was the second youngest of eleven children. I remember when the air-raid siren went off and we went to the shelter that was built in the garden. The searchlights used to go across the sky three times and then the siren would sound. We were always half-dressed, with our underwear on under our pyjamas. We would have a sing-song to drown out the noise of the guns.

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