21 November 2014

21st November 1944: escaped rocket in vicarage

21 Tues. Cold, clear, sunny day. To Cheam meat shop in morning; met Mrs. Snudden. To Mrs. Child; saw Audrey – just returned from Nottingham where she has been since summer: John Child also came back to see me. To Morden in afternoon but could not see what I wanted. Did some more stripping of paper off walls of sitting room. Rocket at 12.5 p.m. in NE. Rocket at 11.10 pm; it fell near the Prince’s Head at Battersea. It struck the steeple of Christ Church. Lily Bickerstaff escaped: she was in the vicarage

On this day: 21st November 1918, if you'll forgive me switching to WWI for a day, today was the day the entire Germany Navy surrendered - as significant as Armistice Day. Here's a link, below, which will open in a separate window. 'For those who witnessed "Der Tag" or "The Day" it was a sight they would never forget - the greatest gathering of warships the world had ever witnessed.'
This is a link to BBC feature:  article - painting - photos - charts. Well worth a look.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link, Tony. I had no idea that the entire German navy had surrendered in this way.