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 Post subject: 'Ghosts' of WWII
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:46 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:51 am 
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Kind of thought provoking, that.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:53 pm 
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The evidence is still all around us here in the UK. If you know where to look there's still bomb, shrapnel and bullet damage to buildings in all of the towns and cities that were bombed during WW2.
Oxford never got intentionally bombed, but I remember hearing from old people as a kid that they could see the glow from Coventry burning 50 miles away.


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I lived in Southampton as a kid and lots of the city centre was bombed. There's a church in the centre of town that has just the ruined walls left and a garden planted inside. My nan used to take me there as a kid. She had loads of stories about the war- from their house on the outskirts they could see the docks on fire, and a loose barage balloon landed in their garden once. My mum was evacuated out to relatives in the New Forest and my nan used to cycle a 30 mile round trip every weekend to see her.

They made 'em tough in those days.


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As a kid in Runcorn in the early 60's I used to play in the air raid shelters - playing 'war' in the street was a common occurance - with bits of metal or wood used as a 'gun' - if you had saved your pocket money up you maybe had an Airfix Tommy Gun - or a Johnny Seven OMA if your Dad had had a good day at Sammy Hortons Betting Shop.

Suddenly I feel really old - then again I probably am - so fuck it - lets have some beer [German of course]...


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:15 pm 
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arne saknussen wrote:
The evidence is still all around us here in the UK.

Round my way there are loads of old black metal mesh stretchers from WWII which are now used as railings round the housing estates. You can tell which ones they are as they have the dips in the frames that enabled them to be stacked. I'd walked past them for years without noticing there was anything unusual about them until I heard about them on the Robert Elms show on local radio. Very sobering!

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