BRACERS Record Detail
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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.
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