25 September 2010

Monday 23rd September 1940: "Things are looking very serious..."

Mild, fine, bright sunshine. Raid warning from 9.40 to 1045 a.m. From 1.27 to 2.43 p.m. - distant bombs or gunfire. From 5.28 to 6.2 p.m. from 7.44 p.m. when the night raid began, being even more severe than last night;   great many bombs on S. London area; gunfire less effective. Things are looking very serious as there seems no way of dealing with night bombers and they come over in droves. All clear at 5.58 a.m. on 24 Tues.
Note: Fred, like thousands of others, must have been kept awake by the aircraft and the bombs, witness his recording the precise times of the all-clear siren in the middle of the night. 

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