Chapter

The War Years

Peter Mansfield

in The Long Road to Stockholm

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199664542
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191758461 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664542.003.0001
The War Years

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This chapter includes the author's childhood details and the war years which were mainly in Torquay with the Rowlands. It details some memories of the blitz in London as well as the doodlebug attack on London, coinciding with the D day preparations. It describes the rocket attack on London. The chapter then looks at the return to Devon with the Rowlands and a visit to Dartmouth with the author's parents. The author descibes how he observed from Kingswear dozens of invasion barges moored each side of the River Dart, in preparation for the Normandy landings.

Keywords: war years; evacuation from London; living in Torquay; Devon

Chapter.  6893 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Physics

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