16 August 2014

16th August 1944: buildings collapsing...

16 Wed. Rather warm, lovely sunny day. From 5.35 to 5.55 a.m.: no incident. From 7.10 to 7.35 a.m.: one right through to NE did not hear it explode. From 8.40 a.m. three distant in SE, one at Colliers Wood; this must have been serious as buildings could be heard collapsing for some time after the bomb exploded, two in SE, one right through to N: all clear at 9.5 a.m. From 9.55 a.m. one distant in E, one distant NE, all clear at 10.7 a.m. To butchers, bought liver; to grocers to get the rations etc. Went for pleasant cycle ride to W. Ewell in afternoon.
Warning from 4.50 to 5.5 p.m. no incident.
From 5.40 to 6.10 .p.m. no incident.
From 6.7 p.m. to 6.55 p.m. no incident.
From 7.5 to 7.30 p.m. no incident.
From 7.50 to 8.30 p.m. no incident.
From 9.5 to 9.15 p.m. no incident.
Replaced cycle brake lever and cable knocked off by Hitler’s bomb: made a good job of it.

Note: today, Fred wrote the afternoon and evening air-raid warnings in a line-by-line layout, followed here.

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