London in the Blitz. Fred French, 66 Chestnut Road, Raynes Park, Wimbledon, London SW20 kept this diary, blogged 69 years later, during WWII and peacetime. He loves music, model aircraft, radios, railways, roses. His sister Theresa (Ciss) goes out to work - Fred does the shopping, etc.
'On this day' and other notes by Tony French.
By the same editor Poems Please Me
6 March 2011
Thursday 27th February 1941: raider above clouds
Mild by comparison up to 50 degree. Very dull & cloudy: drizzle. Warning from 11.19 to 11.28 a.m.; also from 11.50 a.m. to 1.20 p.m.: local guns opened fire on raider above the clouds. Did shopping in afternoon. .
.On this day: New Zealand cruiser Leander sinks Italian merchantman Ramb I off Maldive Islands.
Photo: HMNZS Leander built in Devonport, launched 13 July 1929, sold for scrap 15 Dec 1949. .