Saturday, May 19, 2012

Fighting Fires During the Blitz

Stuart Miall.  The World of the Children, vol 4.  London:  Caxton Publishing Co. Ltd., 1948, 1953

"As we watched from Richmond, it was clear that the fires were still raging, and the night attacks on London began.  But they were put out within a few days, despite all the odds, by the gallantry of the Regular and Auxiliary Fire Services, who continued to work throughout the raids.  There must be few tasks so frightening as trying to put out a fire knowing that you are at the target for bombers overhead, and have no power to hit back."

-- R.V.  Jones.  Most Secret War.  Coronet Books, 1978.

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