Stories from the Exeter Blitz of 1942

A glimpse into the lives of the civilian casualties as well as the German and Polish airmen involved in the Exeter Blitz provides a unique insight into those dark days of the Second World War...

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Family memories of the Exeter Blitz of 1942

An event to mark the 80th anniversary of the Exeter Blitz held a personal association for my family – and inspired reminiscences of our family’s connection with the railways and the bygone era of steam trains.

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The beginning of nature reserves in Britain

A plot twist in Death at Crookham Hall is based on a list produced by the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves. The Society was founded in 1912 and was the forerunner for the Wildlife Trusts we have in the UK today.

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