28 October 2010

Saturday 26th October 1940: singled out for attack

Rather cold, cloudy, chilly wind. Air raid warnings from 7.25 to 8.30 a.m., 10.25 to 11.5 a.m., 11.15 to 11.30 a.m., 12 to `2.30 p.m., 1.0 to 1.50 p.m., 3.14 to 3.30 p.m., 4.16 to 4.32 p.m. Out to buy several articles and fish for Dinky & Fluffy. To 34 (Chestnut Road, Raynes Park) to feed Fluffy. Night raid at 6.34 p.m. Fairly heavy but this district singled out for attack. Ten bombs of various sorts aimed at railway, most, I should say, falling on opposite side of the line. They haven't hit the railway here yet. All clear at 7.45 a.m. on 27 Sun.
On this day: The liner Empress of Britain (42,000 ton) bombed, off Irish coast. Two days later it was sunk by the German submarine U.32. Meanwhile, Italy is concentrating troops along border with Greece.

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