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By Neil Bright

the fashionable London borough of Southwark was once an amalgamation of the outdated boroughs of Southwark, Bermondsey and Camberwell in 1965. every one of those outdated boroughs has their very own specified Blitz tales – a few tragic, a few super unhappy and a few even funny.

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

On the evening of 7/8 September 1940, approximately one hundred fifty of the 3 boroughs’ electorate were killed. This used to be the beginning of what turned often called the ‘Night Blitz’, lasting via to may perhaps 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 used to be a unique conflict; the houses and streets of London have been the recent entrance line. With their ‘never hand over’ angle, the inhabitants have been the recent front-line troops.

Through the eyes and phrases of the 3 borough’s population and native study, this e-book takes the reader throughout 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 it's also a testomony to those that ‘endured’ within the outdated boroughs of Southwark.

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