Tuesday, 6 September 2011

1/11/40 - Bombed out at 16 Esmond Rd

                                                                                                                Ministry of Supply
                                                                                                                Cor 4.b Room 612
                                                                                                                Great Westminister House
                                                                                                                Horseferry Rd
                                                                                                                London SW1
My dear  Ida
                                I have had to leave 16 Esmond Rd, Beford Park, through Bombing. I am now sleeping in the ministry and the above must be considered as my only address at present.
I have not seen Meryn since he told me that his office has been destroyed. Two heavy bombs were dropped quite close to us last night in Great St Peter Street.
                                If ever a city was in the front line and under fire, London has been and is. Yet outside everything is normal as far as possible and everyone cheerful. The people, old, young, families and children you see going to sleep in the shelters at night and then coming away again in the morning are amazingly cheerful.
                                The people have shown us all a shining example of indomitable will, cheerfulness and confidence, in this London of ours.
Hope you are both fit
Your aff cousin

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