In 1942 I was a boy of nine years old.
I lived with my family through the blitz and we were 'bombed out' of two dwellings in Devonport.
The Devonport I knew was that of memories that include names like Reg Bossom, Pop Bustin, Bazil Roberts (newsagent), Martins Pasties and Rankins Pies, the Reverend Bennet and Doctor Curtain.
I recall my family anxiously gathered around our Rediffusion Radio to listen to a broadcast from Germany saying: - "Germany calling, Germany calling". The man on the radio was Lord Haw Haw he was broadcasting also in 1941, and famously over the airways warned us that Devonport was next in line to be bombed, he was right. Lord Haw Haw knew this area because he lived in Tiverton before the war.
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Lord Haw Haw was also known as William Joyce.
The main thing is our family came through the period, nowadays, listening to the radio and the news from the Euro Zone it reminds me of those days in the 1940s and I think I hear again those words: - "Germany calling, Germany calling," or is it just an old man reminiscing?
G R WILLIAMS