London Under German Bombs “You’re Plastered!” Voices From Blitz Part 2

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German Luftwaffe Heinkel He 111 bomber flying over Wapping and the Isle of Dogs in the East End of London at the start of the Luftwaffe’s evening raids of 7 September 1940. 


“We were sitting on either side of the fire, drinking whiskey when there was the most unholy crash and we found ourselves covered in plaster. Desmond looked at me and said, ‘you’re plastered!’ It seemed extraordinarily witty at the time. “- from The Blitz by Constantine FitzGibbon

They probably refilled their glasses and had another whiskey. Lord knows that would be a moment when whiskey would be called for.


An Air Raid Precautions (ARP) warden inspects damaged buildings in Holborn, London. (Photo courtesy Imperial War Museum)

[Source: The Blitz by Constantine FitzGibbon. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.]

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