111020

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA2
Class no. 
710
Document no.: 
.105150
Box no. 
8.15
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Russell, John Conrad
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1944/07/21
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS
Pieces 
1
BR's address code (if sender) 
SID
Notes, topics or text 

BR's return address at the top: Elim House, Peaslands Road, Sidmouth, S. Devon. The date could be as early as 20 July. "We are here till July 28, then for a week-end to the Curry's. Then on August 1 we shall get to Cambridge."

"The German plot against Hitler is very exciting—it gives one hope of an end before very long." (News of the failed plot was announced in The Times, 21 July 1944, p. 4; there was no more news of it until 24 July. The event was on 20 July.)

"I am afraid the pilotless bombs are being rather trying."

BR refers to the V-1 (aka the Doodlebug or Buzz Bomb). It started hitting England in mid-June 1944. BR later refers to them as "Robot bombs", on 1944/10/07, record 58558, to Lucy Donnelly. By that time the V-1 attack was over and the V-2 attack had begun.

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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Record no. 
111020
Record created 2014/10/16
Record last modified 2016/02/04
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