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Title: Any familial stories of civilians coping with the air attacks during the war?
Post by: Pseudoscience-is-malarkey on 25/03/2021 03:16:31
Anyone have any familial stories of civilians coping with the air attacks in both world war How they survived? Did they doubt they were ever going to beat the germans?
Title: Re: Any familial stories of civilians coping with the air attacks during the war?
Post by: alancalverd on 25/03/2021 15:43:05
My mum was coordinating fire and rescue services in the East End of London. One night a very disgruntled man came into the office to record the damage to his property. "I was in the khazi an' I pulled the chain an' the bleedin' 'ouse fell dahn. Bleedin' 'Itler."

The general feeling I got from my parents and grandparents was the usual British grumpy resignation but an absolute commitment to "whatever the cost may be.....fight on the beaches......we shall never surrender." The advantage of being British is knowing that you are best. The food and the weather make us bulletproof.
Title: Re: Any familial stories of civilians coping with the air attacks during the war?
Post by: syhprum on 25/03/2021 18:39:03
In 1940 my sisters Grammar school headmistress arranged for her pupils to learn German instead of French just in case the fighting on the beaches did not work out   
Title: Re: Any familial stories of civilians coping with the air attacks during the war?
Post by: Petrochemicals on 26/03/2021 01:06:08
My maternal grandad was a fireman was sent to Coventry.
Title: Re: Any familial stories of civilians coping with the air attacks during the war?
Post by: podcastlover20 on 26/03/2021 08:21:56
Hi!

Both of my grannies were young children, when the World War started. Their homes were bombed during one night and so they had to live with other families in the Underground of the town they lived. So they stayed alive and got new friends. They stayed in contact up to today.