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Re: Bombed Birkenhead [Re: Dava2479] #276879
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Devastation in the city centre.

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Bomb damage in Bootle.

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Overhead railway 1941.

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An unexploded parachute mine in a garden in Childwall.

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A parachute mine destroyed Waterloo dock warehouse 20/21 December 1940

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Yes,I recorded the series when it was shown a while back. Then bought the book! Fascinating.

As you rightly say, it was a cat and mouse game. Fritz made another type of fuse with nasty surprise underneath it, then we had to figure out how to disarm it.

I'm sure we were the same, but the variety of German bomb fuses and the construction of them was fantastic. The SD.2 (Butterfly Bomb) is a work of art.

A lot of the devices to "stop the clock" that we used were "Heath Robinson" in the extreme - but they worked!

A lot of VERY brave B.D. officers lost their lives in the early days. Often unsung heroes.

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The area around Lord Street and Castle Street was severely damaged. 3/4 May 1941

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stanley dock barges 1942.

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Hydraulic tower (four bridges)

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For children to play with.

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emergency water supply.

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Does anyone recognise where the above pic is taken.

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Ive found 2 more pics of the ju88 that was brought down in Brom dock.

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