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Memories of the Night of Blitz

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posted on 2024-06-05, 20:12 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

The contributor's husband and his parents lived in Hillfields, Coventry. On the night of the blitz, they knew that there would be a heavy attack in Coventry. At the time, the contributor's husband was fourteen years old. They found shelter in the Cathedral. The Cathedral was demolished in 1941 on the night of blitz. They realised later that their house was demolished too. The young fourteen-year-old boy lost his new suits that night.


Person the story/items relate to

Gordon Coulson, Ethel Coulson, Walter Coulson

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Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

They are the contributor's husband, and husband's mother and father respectively.

Type of submission

Shared at Coventry Cathedral, Warwickshire on 9 September 2023.

Record ID

97809 | COV025