Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on May 30, 2015
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Percy W Chattey NOW IN HARDBACK, PAPERBACK or eBOOK!
This is a short Video Introduction to the horror of the London Blitz. Percy Chattey (London born and bred) writes his true story about growing up in the East End of London during the horror of the Second World War as a child.
GET "BLITZ AND PIECES" ONLINE! » www.percychatteybooks.com
Percy writes how he lived through months of nightly bombings, sleeping in cold damp shelters and how school was neglected for the war effort. In the Air Raid Shelter made of steel, they were holding each other tightly, listening to the constant noise of the night raiders as they pounded the city with their bombs. They could also hear the gun fire from the local 'Ack Ack' station; men with guns trying to repel the enemy bombers who were coming over in waves. There was a whistle as a bomb fell from the sky and then another a little nearer, followed by two more, each one louder. The explosions as they hit the ground rocked the shelter. The last in the line screeched as it hurtled downwards was louder than the others. They prayed holding each other tightly knowing the last one was very near. Suddenly the noise of the explosion drowned even their screams, the shelter shuddered, the concrete base splitting like a piece of paper as their steel cover was blown on to its side.
The story continues with Percy’s struggle to find work as a war teen, joining the forces, starting, building & losing a successful business to finding the love of his life. But then reality hits hard...
Acknowledgements for use of images and sounds (where known) are at the end of the Video.
Published by Austin Macauley ISBN-10:1784556602 / ISBN-13: 978-1784556600