WWII in real time

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Luftwaffe now parachuting magnetic mines into the Thames Estuary. British minesweeping vessel HMS Mastiff was sunk by one today, killing 6 people. https://t.co/HdWnkqHQFh RealTimeWWII photo
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Dr. Besson: "I drifted for 4 hours. Then I saw a rope trailing from a British destroyer. I caught hold of it with my teeth & clung to it. Using my good arm I gradually hauled myself up. I was too weak to shout for help." His family have drowned.
2 hours ago
Dr. William Besson was aboard SS Simon Bolivar when it struck a mine this weekend. His spine damaged & arm broken in the explosion, he dived into the sea to try & save his son.
2 hours ago
4 more ships sunk today by mines in UK coastal waters, bringing weekend death-toll to 140. Germany denies mine-laying in shipping channels. https://t.co/wLvYf18NrI RealTimeWWII photo
5 hours ago
British Ministry of Agriculture has launched a new campaign, "Dig For Victory", to encourage growing food in gardens, parks & wasteland, to stave off threat of German U-boats. https://t.co/iPDHEx6y68 RealTimeWWII photo
6 hours ago
Playing fields of Eton (one of UK's oldest & most expensive schools) ploughed today as part of British "Grow-More-Food" programme to cope with wartime shortages. https://t.co/TWyGwFto92 RealTimeWWII photo

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  • I was lucky enough to go to the bunker in the late 50s when I had a student job with Robsons the furniture store. Robsons seemed to have a contract with HMG to act as contractors for portering any of HMG sites. The bunker seemed to be still ‘active’? Our instructions (all six of us) was to wheel a Perspex screen, several yards, across the floor area.(a single child could have done this) but of course this was an HMG CONTRACT! I hope this of interest. (I also attempted, more recently, to buy a smaller bunker near Stannington. But my sealed bid was too low.

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