Foreign News: The Life of a Fireman

To Verger Stanley Thompson, 60, of Church of St. Dunstan-in-the was awarded the British Empire Medal last week. Verger Thompson did not know much about putting out incendiary bombs, but he did the best he could.

During a recent raid on the City of London a bomb shower fired the wooden desks and floor of St. Dunstan's schoolroom. Verger Thompson doused desks and floor with water, causing the bomb fragments to explode. Undaunted, Fireman Thompson stamped out the fragments.

The church's dome started burning. Elderly Fireman Thompson scrambled nimbly up an iron ladder to the dome, picked up a hot bomb, hurled it...

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