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Civilian Causalities

I 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.

Over 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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