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12 January 2011

Sunday 12th January 1941: widespread blast

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Very cold, dismal. Walk to see damage in Cannon Hill Lane district; walked home round Cannon Hill Common. Nowhere is the effect of blast so widespread as in Chestnut, Sydney and Dupont Road. Mrs Akroyd to tea; she brought a jar of Kit-E-Cat. Covered the rebuilt 23 1/2 fuselage with violet bamboo tissue; looks fine. Night raid at 6.30 p.m. severe while it lasted, many bombs but not here. All clear at 10.46 p.m.
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On this day: from Malta, British aircraft attack Sicily to protect Malta while HMS Illustrious is repaired. 
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