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12 July 2014

12th July 1944: concern for sister

12 Wed. There was no warning during the night. From 7.17 to 7.45 a.m.* 2 in SE. From 8.45 to 9.20 a.m. one very distant SE one distant in W.

12 Wed con. Very cool but becoming milder and fairer. Cycled to Tolworth in afternoon; found Anthony in a very playful mood. While at Tolworth the sirens went at 3.15 p.m. heard 9 flying bombs but am not sure of my direction there but two exploded quite near: all clear at 3.45 p.m. From 4.25 p.m. one SE one NE, three in NW. I saw one of these flying at a great speed and heard it subsequently go off, two in the west in rapid succession, two in the E, two in the S, saw the smoke rise up from one, one in the N, one more NE, all clear at 7.50 p.m. As Ciss did not come home betimes I went to the office and met her there just as the all clear was going. From 9.15 to 9.45 p.m. one in E. There was no warning during the night, so we had a peaceful night.

*Thornton Heath (Fred’s asterisk & note - Ed)

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