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Interview with Avril Watt about the bombing of Leith
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF06_TRACK02_WATT
PLACENAME
Leith
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Avril Watt
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3227
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
air raid
air raids
bombing
blitz
audio

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Avril Watt was staying with her grandmother when Leith was bombed during World War 2.

But there was one time, I was at my grandmother's in Edinburgh. Do you know where Leith is? Big docks, just outside Edinburgh, where all the ships would come in and out with the troops and with food for us. And I was down there at my grandmother's when Leith was bombed. And as kids you thought this was absolutely wonderful, because all the searchlights would go up like that and they would cross, and you would see a German plane in the middle of that cross, lit up. Now, you'd hear all the guns and you'd see all the tracers going up to hit, and we thought this was absolutely wonderful because, as children, it was exciting. You didn't think somebody was going to get killed. It was big lights and guns and it was like fireworks.

This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Kinlochleven Primary School.

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Interview with Avril Watt about the bombing of Leith

2000s

World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; air raid; air raids; bombing; blitz; audio

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Avril Watt was staying with her grandmother when Leith was bombed during World War 2.<br /> <br /> But there was one time, I was at my grandmother's in Edinburgh. Do you know where Leith is? Big docks, just outside Edinburgh, where all the ships would come in and out with the troops and with food for us. And I was down there at my grandmother's when Leith was bombed. And as kids you thought this was absolutely wonderful, because all the searchlights would go up like that and they would cross, and you would see a German plane in the middle of that cross, lit up. Now, you'd hear all the guns and you'd see all the tracers going up to hit, and we thought this was absolutely wonderful because, as children, it was exciting. You didn't think somebody was going to get killed. It was big lights and guns and it was like fireworks. <br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Kinlochleven Primary School.