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18 September 2010

Wednesday 18th September 1940: "many swishing noises..."

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"The bombers came over like a swarm of bees for 6 hours"
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Mild, some moderate sun, windy. Raid warnings as follows. 7.15 to 7.32 a.m. 8.25 to 8.44 a.m., - our gune fired. 9.45 to 10.5 a.m., 11 to 11.15 a.m., 12.45 p.m. to 2.30. 4.13  p.m. to 4.32 p.m., 5.14 p.m. to 5.45 p.m. 7.55 p.m. when the night raid began. The bombers came over like a swarm of bees for 6 hours without a break but the attack became more sporadic as the time drew on. One bomb would not have been far away in a W.direction. Heard many drawn out swishing noises as if objects were gliding down out of control owing to gunfire? Hope so! All clear at 5.30 a.m. on Thur. 19th
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