World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ENGLAND: The Blitz and One Man

The impact of the Germans' robomb blitz on the lives of London's working people has not been told by the daily communiqué's "Damage and casualties were caused." This is the story told to TIME Correspondent Sherry Mangan by a London toolmaker in a defense plant. (Place names are necessarily fictitious.)

The factory went on holiday the 17th of June. I didn't want my holiday that week so I went on working. Alerts were steady and we were taking spells on the aircraft-spotting tower. Well, at one particular imminent-danger warning I was on the...

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