7 October 2010

Friday 27th September 1940: bombs whistling over

"Spent night in Botsford Road public shelter"
From 9.15 to 10.0 a.m. air battle overhead. Continued at 11.5 without warning, but the latter was given at 11.45 a.m. all clear sounded at 12.35 p.m. Warning 3.15 p.m. eleven German bombers under shell fire over London: all clear 4.49 p.m. Night raid began at 8.10 p.m. Very heavy to begin with and numbers if incendiary bombs were dropped & fires started. Spent night in Botsford Road public shelter. Heard two explosive bombs whistling over. Gas main broken and no gas. Fire in Worple Road & a large one in the North.

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