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10:30am Tuesday 2nd November 2010
A SPECIAL service will be held to mark the 70th anniversary of the Southampton Blitz at St Mary’s Church, in St Mary Street, on November 30 – the day the church lost its roof during a German bombing raid.
3:38pm Thursday 7th October 2010
12:42pm Wednesday 6th October 2010
DESPITE the constant fear of enemy attack during the Blitz, there was at least one lighter moment, reported by the Daily Echo in October 1940, under the headline: “Unsolicited testimonials from captured German raiders.’’ It appears three German flyers had bailed out of their fatally damaged aircraft over Southampton and managed to parachute safely to the ground.
3:38pm Thursday 23rd September 2010
12:24pm Wednesday 22nd September 2010
12:55pm Monday 20th September 2010
12:49pm Monday 20th September 2010
THE terrible events which befell Southampton all those years ago, were so traumatic that despite the passage of time there are still many local people who vividly remember the Second World War enemy air raids, which will always be known as the Blitz.
2:17pm Monday 13th September 2010
2:14pm Monday 13th September 2010
2:09pm Monday 13th September 2010
11:11am Thursday 9th September 2010
It would be called the “Spitfire Summer’’, as, 70 years ago, high in the blue skies over the south coast the unmistakable, throaty roar of Merlin engines was heard time and time again as Britain fought off the forces of an evil aggressor.