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Old 06-03-21, 05:34 PM
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Apparently you could hear the bang 5 miles away, I'm about twelve miles away and I didn't, unlike Uffculme fireworks factory some years ago which we did hear.

The Exeter Blitz has been an interest of mine for quite a while, it wasn't relentless like London or as destructive as Coventry, in fact it happened over a very few days but it destroyed much of old Exeter which was rebuilt hideously IMO.

History records that the Home Guard were hit very badly loosing several men in their headquarters in the old 1st Rifle Volunteers Drill Hall in Bedford Circus, their vehicle depot was destroyed and the Commanding Officer who was off duty fire watching outside his house was killed. Some of the men are buried in the Higher Cemetery along with many civilians, I'm yet to locate the COs grave, I believe its somewhere near Exmouth.

I've always quite fancied owning an empty German bomb.

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