6 January 2011

Sunday 5th January 1941: quite a lot of gunfire

12.7 a.m. local guns in action but no warning. Gunfire at 1.14 a.m. and warning given at 1.16. Many machines and heavy gunfire. A long and tedious wait, but all clear at 7.30 a.m. Frost not quite so severe, dismal, wind still high. Did not go out save down the garden to take cover in the shelter. No callers. Warning from 2.45 to 3.25 p.m. Gunfire at 6.55 p.m. followed by warning at 7.0 Many planes flying at great height and quite a lot of gunfire: something swished down and exploded - sounded about Martin Way. All clear at 11.21 p.m.

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