I SURVIVED THE BLITZ
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