Saturday, 17 May 2008

Home front

My mother, daringly be-trousered, doing her bit on the 'home front' in the early 1940s.

She's in the garden of the home in Exeter, Devon, that she shared with her first husband.

Several family members moved in 'for the duration', evacuated from other parts of the country.

During the Exeter blitz of 1942, the house received a direct hit.

Four people were killed: my great-aunt Kath, my cousin's wife Olive and her daughter Faye - and a non-family member, a young evacuee.

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