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1 July 2014

1st July 1944: V-1 bombs in every direction, continuous warnings

1 July Sat. ...during which period (Fred is referring to 14hr approx air-raid warning he mentioned yesterday, i.e. 11.50 p.m. yesterday to 1.45 p.m. today) 16 machines came within hearing. One fell very near probably Wimbledon Hill direction, two very near in a southerly direction; by the columns of smoke which rose up, I should say they were at Lower Morden. Three fire engines went past the end of this road in the direction of the explosions. Also 1 distant in the S.E. From 2.10 p.m one to the S. near, two to E, all clear at 3.0 p.m. 3.10 p.m. one through to N.W.out of hearing, one distant S.E. one distant N.E. all clear at 3.43 p.m. From 3.17 to 4.40 p.m. 1 very distant to N.E. one through to N.W. out of hearing. From 5.3 to 5.20 p.m. no incident. From 5.40 to 6.0 p.m. no incident. From 6.20 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.; one not far to N.W. From 7.50 p.m. one distant to E., one distant to south; all clear at 8.30 p.m. From 8.40 to 9.2 p.m. no incident.

1 July Sat. continued, very mild to rather warm. , very dull and cloudy after a night of rain; managed to all the shopping without going far afield. 1 Sat. con. From 9.55 to 11.26 p.m. one very distant S.E. From 11.17 p.m. to 6.53 a.m.

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