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TITLE
Interview with Margaret Black about the black-out
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF08_TRACK06_BLACK
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Margaret Black
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3258
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
black-outs
audio

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Margaret Black recalls that windows had to be taped with sticky tape during World War 2.

What memories do you have of black-outs?

Oh yes, drawing curtains every night. You couldn't put the light on before you drew all the black curtains. And all the windows would be taped over with sticky tape, so that if they did break, they wouldn't shatter all over the place; they would break very gently. And you had to be very, very careful of going out with a torch; you had to have a shade on the top of the torch, and your car lights had to have shades on the top so that the light was directed down and it couldn't be seen from an aeroplane flying over.

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

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Interview with Margaret Black about the black-out

2000s

World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; black-outs; audio

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Margaret Black recalls that windows had to be taped with sticky tape during World War 2.<br /> <br /> What memories do you have of black-outs?<br /> <br /> Oh yes, drawing curtains every night. You couldn't put the light on before you drew all the black curtains. And all the windows would be taped over with sticky tape, so that if they did break, they wouldn't shatter all over the place; they would break very gently. And you had to be very, very careful of going out with a torch; you had to have a shade on the top of the torch, and your car lights had to have shades on the top so that the light was directed down and it couldn't be seen from an aeroplane flying over. <br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Ardross Primary School.