7 November 2010

Tuesday 5th November 1940: bombs and cats

Rather cold but a little brighter. Warnings from 10.10 to 10.50 a.m. 10.55 to 12.00 noon. 2.55 to 3.30., Walk along Worpole Road to see recent damage., 4.9 to 5.0 p.m. Doris called gave me instructions to feed Fluffy until  further notice. Night raid at 6.15 p.m. Not many bombers except at beginning and end of raid and very little gunfire. All clear at 8.25 a.m. on 6th Wed.. (Note: the commas and capitals are accurately transcribed from Fred's diary. The repeated air raid warnings - and a full night awaiting the all clear - must have drained strength and prevented sleep. Fred's efficient writing shows some signs of tiredness.)
On this day: President Roosevelt is elected for a third term.

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