London and Coventry were two of the worst hit places during the war and suffered real bad,with a large loss of life to go with it. Londoners were a very tough breed of people and never lost their faith and ability to cope in all that the Germans could throw at them..
You would think by now we would have learnt how to live in peace, but whilst we have these religious fanatics...well!
My Family was in London at that time. Some of the Family including Mum & Dad thought they would get away from it and go to live in Coventry further North, MIDLANDS where I was Born. 1941
But Coventry was hard hit..3days Bombing. There were ammunition factories there. We was bombed out and came back to North London. Dad's Sister who died age 89 worked in a Airplane Factory in Coventry, earnt good money.
My Mothers Mother was living in Finsbury Park North London and a Doodle Bug came through the ceiling of this big house they lived in. Came through the ceiling and turned went out of the back door. This great big Dresser my Grand mother was hiding behind...fell on top her. It may have been the cause of her Arthritis..she died aged 60yrs. She ended up in a wheelchair. (The Doodle Bug did not go off)
They narrowly escaped death one night because they were staying in another air raid shelter with friends. The one they usually went in got a DIRECT HIT and everyone was killed.
My Mothers WINDOWS in Coventry were all blown in and the houses opposite went down like a pack of cards.
Many stories like a plane raking bullets down the High Street and some one jumped off their bike and ran for it.
Hubby Brian's Mum was out with him and a V2 Rocket came over the engines going, when it stopped the thing fell down further over in another neighborhood.. She Hid behind a Hedge in some ones front garden.
Tyler it is a good job the man who got the medal lived long enough to receive it.
Our Thanks to the Yanks for helping us.