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TITLE
Interview with Agnes Milne about the London Blitz
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF06_TRACK05_MILNE
PLACENAME
London
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Agnes Milne
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3232
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
air raid
air raids
air raid shelter
air raid shelters
bombing
audio

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Agnes Milne visited friends in London during the Blitz.

I was in London, during the Blitz and the people - Londoners, the most amazing, amazing people - just so brave. And, of course, at night we had to go down to the underground shelters. I was visiting friends actually and we had to grab a blanket and a pillow and go down to the shelters and we used to sing all these wartime songs - you wouldn't know, your grandparents will know them - about, 'Who do you think you are, Mr Hitler?' and 'We'll hang out our washing on the Siegfried Line' and 'The white cliffs of Dover', of course. We used to sing these; everyone was singing these songs as loud as possible, so that we wouldn't hear the bombs above. And then we came out in the morning and well, you didn't know if the house that you were staying in was going to be there. It was just that it went on for a long time.

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

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Interview with Agnes Milne about the London Blitz

2000s

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

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Agnes Milne visited friends in London during the Blitz.<br /> <br /> I was in London, during the Blitz and the people - Londoners, the most amazing, amazing people - just so brave. And, of course, at night we had to go down to the underground shelters. I was visiting friends actually and we had to grab a blanket and a pillow and go down to the shelters and we used to sing all these wartime songs - you wouldn't know, your grandparents will know them - about, 'Who do you think you are, Mr Hitler?' and 'We'll hang out our washing on the Siegfried Line' and 'The white cliffs of Dover', of course. We used to sing these; everyone was singing these songs as loud as possible, so that we wouldn't hear the bombs above. And then we came out in the morning and well, you didn't know if the house that you were staying in was going to be there. It was just that it went on for a long time.<br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Cawdor Primary School.