Woolwich & Districts
lived in Plumstead, London, and we were within less than two
miles of the Royal
Arsenal, making armaments; the Optical Factory, making bomb
and gun sights; the main barracks of the Cavalry; and the AJS
factory, making motor bikes for the army. So we were bombed
night after night.
a hundred bombs landed in our street and everyone in the street
above us were killed. Later a 'V1' landed on the C & A store,
killing around 600 women, queuing for pots and pans.
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