11 October 2010

Thursday 3rd October 1940: bombs swishing down

Very cool, dismal, rain. Warning during morning, do not know when it began but ended at 11.20 a.m. Also from 1.5 to 2.44. From 2.25 to 5.20 much gunfire our battery fired many rounds. Out to buy herrings for Dinky. Night raid began at 7.59 p.m. A few enemy aircraft approached with some gunfire; all clear at 9.33. Continued at 10.10 p.m. Not many machines but one fired thre bombs which I heard swishing down to explode not far away: shall doubtless hear where they fell: all clear at 2.15 a.m. on....
On this day: Neville Chamberlain resigned from the War Cabinet, replaced by Herbert Morrison and Sir John Anderson. Bevin and Wood brought into Cabinet.

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