Thirty Nine 45

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On the 6th August 1942 the east coast of Scotland was bombed by the Luftwaffe.

My mother, Christine Scott, has a vivid memory of the attack. Aged eleven, she was on holiday in St Andrews when the bombs fell.

Starting with the outbreak of war and her evacuation to a sheep farm in Lockerbie, Christine tells us her "war" story.

My part was to see what evidence could be uncovered to support her account and to follow that evidence to other people and families caught up in the bombing.

Many of us will have access to similar family memories. With each such memory comes the potential to draw the iconic dates of Thirty Nine 45 into a new light allowing us all to experience our world war history in a very connected and personal way.

Neil Scott (BBC Producer)

Christine's story continues...

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