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LETTER OF THE MONTH

LUCKY ESCAPE

Whilst ‘roaming’ through my memories recently I was suddenly reminded of the period during the war when we lived in Everton, Liverpool. For some reason or other, the Blitz in May 1941 came to mind, when Liverpool endured eight nights of consecutive bombing – almost each of those nights is engraved on my memory.

My first recollection of the first of those raids was the air raid siren sounding, and our parents leading us to our ‘shelter’. is had originally been the larder, which had a small window covered in a wire mesh and in which bunk beds were installed.

“Our parents came dashing into the kitchen, screaming at us to get into the shelter”

The one night I will never forget was when my two brothers and I were in a bed specially installed in the kitchen. Suddenly there was this loud crash, and our parents came dashing into the kitchen, screaming at us to get into the shelter as a bomb had fallen between our house and the one next door. Part of the dividing stone wall had disappeared and in its place was a huge crater.

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The November 2016 issue of History Revealed.