14 November 2010

Thursday 7th November 1940: gun crews seem slack

Rather cold but a little finer. Warnings from 12.15 to 1.5 p.m. 1.15 a time bomb exploded. 6.15 another time bomb. Bought fish for Dinky & Fluffy. Night raid at 6.35 p.m. Much less severe: heard only 3 bombs whistling down.Saw two shells the bright orange light being surrounded by a nebulous orange-glowing globe of fire of some sort: detonated with a terrific, sharp bang. Searchlight and gun crews seem to be getting very slack; the searchlights soon give up and switch off, and the local guns haven't fired at all tonight. All clear at 3.11 a.m. on 8 Fri.

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