26 October 2010

Wed 23 Oct 1940: five-week time bomb

...The heavy explosion two mornings ago at 9.0 a.m. was huge time bomb at High Park, Merton, which made a crater 100 feet across; it blew up the railway. It was thought to be dead. There is another "dead" one nearby. These bombs were dropped on Aug 16... night raid began at 6.33 p.m. Only three machines approached this part of London but all were turned back by heavy gunfire. A few got through to Central and South London but otherwise it was the quietest night since the raid began. All clear at 1.50 on 24 Thur.
Churchill, in a broadcast to France (on 21st Oct)
"We are waiting for the long-promised invasion. So are the fishes."

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