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22 June 2014

22nd June 1944: many 'machines' (V-1 flying-bombs) land nearby - they shake plaster from our ceilings & crack walls

22 Thur. Rather warm in the sun but a very high N.E. wind persists. Warning from 12.5 to 1.0 a.m. one machine. From 1.35 to 3.30 a.m. three machines. From 4.45 a.m. 26 machines came at almost regular interval;s. Nearly all of them exploded within a few miles of here and a few so near as to shake bits of plaster from the ceilings and walls; the walls are cracking again where they were repaired after the bombing of Nov 1940. A good sleep would be very welcome. A''clear at 10.35 a.m. From 10.55 to 11.30 a.m. one down in S.E. Cycled to Morden to buy fish and sardines, returned via Merton. From 6.45 to 7.30 p.m. two down to eastward.

"A good sleep would be very welcome."

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