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
4 March 2013
4th March 1943: guns don't try very hard?
Anti-aircraft guns (QF 3.7in) in Hyde Park, London, during WWII (via Wikipedia)
Very cool, very dull, calm. Warning from 4.30 to 5.40 a.m. A few machines came and some more incenndiaries were dropped in an E. and S.E. direction. I also heard some noises which I could not recognize - might have been bombs. Only slight A.A. fire. I watched a cone of searchlights trying to pick up an enemy bomber and the local guns fired a few salvoes but they were about a minute late in firing and the shells burst about 3 miles to the rear of the plane. I don't think they try very hard.