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1 March 2014

28th February 1944: machine guns replace Tri-ang toys


28 Mon. Severe white frost lasting till midday; a little clearer but bitter east wind. Cycled to Wimbledon and eventually bought fish at Merton. Saw the fire damage to Lines Bros factory at Merton; this is the first enemy damage I have seen done to a war factory. Got several things at the grocers also other shopping locally. 

Lines Bros was a major toy manufacturer, under the brand name Tri-ang, which was required
 by the government to switch to weapons manufacturing, notably of the Sten Mk III sub-machine gun.
  See Wikipedia entry for Lines Bros

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