Thursday, October 10, 2013




Londoners enjoy spectacle of air raid

Twin 5.25-inch guns of an anti-aircraft battery at Primrose Hill in London, 27 August 1943.

Lots of people watching. Ladbroke Square gun cracking out. Donned my tin hat — courage returned and I joined the sightseers. All London was doing the same. Shells bursting and amazing fireworks filled the air above us. Went in for the News — then came another wave of bombers. Our bombers were on the way out as the Germans came in — sometimes the searchlights caught one of ours, and sometimes the enemy.