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3 August 2013

2 Aug 1943: National Fire Service men & women at sports

2 Mon. Rather warm, very cloudy and rough. Saw the sports fete at Mostyn Gardens. Races at various distances, high jump, long jump, tug-of-war, a five mile road walk, slow cycle races, obstacle races, but the show piece was a display of agility and acrobatics by the men and women of the National Fire Service. Gwennie and Laurance brought some meat scraps for Dinky.

Hagenbeck Zoo was rebuilt.
See history at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tierpark_Hagenbeck
On this day: a series of six raids by RAF and US on Hamburg has resulted in 40,800 immediate deaths, and 37,000+ injured. Over 40,000 homes and 275,000 apartments destroyed, 24 hospitals, 277 schools, 12 bridges, and Hagenbeck Zoo totally destroyed.

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