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Walter Handley: Memories of 14th November 1940 Coventry Blitz

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:59 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

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Uncle Wal's words, dictated in 1980. This was his memory of the Coventry Blitz. It was his night off from being a motorcycle despatch rider. His parents house was very near the Alvis factory and railway line. The bombs were being aimed for that but unfortunately hit surrounding properties to my Great Grandparents house.

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Walter Handley

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Rosalind Bassnett

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Great Uncle

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Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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