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May You Live In Interesting Times

C F Stewart

Published May 1st 2011
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143 pages
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London, from 1939 to 1945, was arguably the most dangerous place to be on earth. During that time there wasnt a single neighborhood that escaped extensive damage. Every night for nine months Hitlers exploding bombs turned the skys above London anMoreLondon, from 1939 to 1945, was arguably the most dangerous place to be on earth. During that time there wasnt a single neighborhood that escaped extensive damage. Every night for nine months Hitlers exploding bombs turned the skys above London an iridescent pink and the streets below a blood red. Hitler decided in 1939 that if he crippled England the rest of Europe would be his for the taking. The plan was to launch the most devastating aerial bombing raids in modern warfare. Initially, the target was the East End docks. The Germans plan was to eliminate the movement of shipping up and down the Thames, and by eliminating shipping, the British Empire would effectively be eliminated as a threat to German imperialism. Hitlers plan came dangerously close to succeeding. If it hadnt been for the pure courage of the British people, the plan would have succeeded, and the eventual out come of WWII would have been drastically altered. On September 7 1940, a woman looking out the window of her third story flat saw the face of what London was about to become. The city was a wall of orange light punctuated by flashes of brilliant exploding fires. The street below her flat was illuminated from the glow- ghost like shadows appeared and disappeared as the population of London sought shelter. Above the glow was the smoke- not gray or black but pink like blood diluted by water attempting to quench the raging fires. The above paragraph is our story. The story of one Londoner, a woman, who experienced the terror of the Blitz and survived. She was not Rosy the Riveter, Wonder woman or a heroine from Jane Austin. She was just a woman who circumstance placed in an time of extreme conflict, and in our woman case she phlegmatically excepted her plight and survived.