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15 October 2010

Monday 7th October 1940: gunfire and roses

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7 Mon. (con) Mild, some bright sunshine. Warnings from 9.55 to 10.20, 10.25 to 11.15 a.m. some gunfire. Warning at 1.20 all clear at 2.15. Also from 4.0 to 4.35 p.m. From 4.50 some gunfire, to 5.15 p.m. Cut a nice bunch or roses and put them in a vase. Walk along Arterial Road in evening. Night warning at 7.32. Heard five bombs in a row about Kingston at a guess: I know hawker's aircraft works have been hit before. Also three bombs whistled down about two miles to westward. A long drawn out raid. Not many machines taking part but coming at infrequent intervals. All clear at 6.35 a.m. on 8 Tues.
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On this day: Germans order Jews in occupied France to register.  Japan protests at USA's embargoes.
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