10 October 2010

Tuesday 1 October 1940: London heavily bombed

Very cool, a little feeble sunshine. Warnings from 1.37 to 1.54 p.m. 2.30 to 2.15 p.m. Out to phone doctor for a bottle of medicine. Warning from 4.14 to 4.48 p.m. There is now a barrage balloon on the playing fields, so we are getting on. Night raid at 8.5 p.m. Small number of bombs to west of us and a fire, but heavy bombing to east of us; that is central and south-western areas of London. All clear at 5.29 a.m. on --- (2 Wed)

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