The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT&ANALYSIS -

I was most in­ter­ested to read your ar­ti­cle about Willi Sch­ludecker, a for­mer Ger­man bomber pilot who re­turned to Bath ( Bomber drops in, May 2).

My par­ents lost two homes in Lon­don due to the bomb­ing and my mother, preg­nant with me, and my older brother and sis­ter moved out of Lon­don to what was thought to be the com­par­a­tive safety of Bath. I was born there. In April 1942, once again, the Ger­man bombers hit our house. I was five months old and they had to dig me out of the rub­ble of the house. I was lifted out of the rub­ble and glass that cov­ered me to find that I didn’t even have a scratch.

My brother, as a small boy, re­mem­bered vividly how the bombers flew up and down shoot­ing at any­thing or any­one that moved. His mem­o­ries have been added to the archives in Bath as part of their wartime his­tory. Daphne J Rudd Holy­rood Road, Northamp­ton NN5

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