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18 February 2015

18th Feb 1945: geat weather.. birds singing.. 8-10 people killed

18 Sun. Very mild, dull morning; lovely sunny afternoon: calm. In afternoon cycled to Park Road, Kingston, to see where the rocket fell. I should say from 20 to 25 houses were destroyed; a boy told me 8 or ten people were killed: the devastation appeared to be about the same as a flying bomb, although the damage by blast seems to stop suddenly, certainly window damage does not extend so far. The hazel is in bloom. I heard the lark, thrush and blackbird singing: the pussy willows are nearly out. Rockets at 2.45 and 7.45 p.m. respectively.

Sun. was warmest Feb. day for 40 years.

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