20 June 2014

19th June 1944: repeated air-raid warnings - siren sounds as 'machines' (flying-bombs) approach

19 Mon. con(tinued). Very mild, bright, sunny; high wind. Cycled to Morden to buy fish. An infernal machine fell in Hadfields Park, Morden in soft ground, but glass was splintered for 1/2 mile around. Warning from 12.36 to 1.10 p.m.; a few machines. 5.5 to 5.20 p.m. one machine over London. 6.28 to 6.40 p.m. two machines in the distance. 7.5 to 7.30 p.m. mo incident. 7.55 to 9.15 p.m. one machine to the north. From 10 p.m. to 11.25 p.m. six machines flew over London and came down to explode. 11.50 p.m. About six machines throughout the night; they are being fired at after a time when they were only attacked at the coast. They are being directed a little east of here now, that is more over West central London instead of south-west and west, so there is a little less to fear, but it is worse for others unfortunately. All clear at 5.55 a.m. on 20th...

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