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By Neil Bright

ISBN-10: 1445656159

ISBN-13: 9781445656151

the trendy London borough of Southwark used to be an amalgamation of the previous boroughs of Southwark, Bermondsey and Camberwell in 1965. every one of those previous boroughs has their very own certain Blitz tales – a few tragic, a few tremendous unhappy and a few even funny.

On that first raid, Bermondsey’s personal Surrey Docks was once one of many meant pursuits for the Luftwaffe. Twelve hours later, Surrey Docks was once a smouldering damage with a lot of its population made homeless, jobless, and others injured or killed. On 7 September, it was once additionally the scene of numerous tremendous courageous Civil Defence activities leading to gallantry awards.

On the evening of 7/8 September 1940, approximately a hundred and fifty of the 3 boroughs’ voters have been killed. This was once the beginning of what grew to become referred to as the ‘Night Blitz’, lasting via to may possibly 1941. on the finish of this era, this overall had risen to almost 2,000. sooner than the beginning of the evening Blitz, younger boys were marvelling on the dogfights over North Kent among the RAF and the Luftwaffe. Now this was once a special battle; the houses and streets of London have been the recent entrance line. With their ‘never give up’ perspective, the inhabitants have been the recent front-line troops.

Through the eyes and phrases of the 3 borough’s population and native study, this booklet takes the reader during the evening Blitz, the Nuisance Raids, the infant Blitz and the V-Weapon assaults. it's also a testomony to those that ‘endured’ within the outdated boroughs of Southwark.

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