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Attended Cranbrook C of E Primary.
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Amazing Piece of Bomb Shrapnel.
On the 4th May 1942 nine ME109 fighter bombers carried out a low level attack on Eastbourne railway goods yard eight people were killed.
While having a conversation with an elderly gentleman he mentioned having this piece of shrapnel with a 1939  sixpence embedded in it I asked to see it and possibly photograph it. 
Having had it in his possession for 73 years he was very reluctant to let me have it, finally he agreed to let me photograph it provided he could wait while I did so and take it back straight after so this was a bit of a rushed job. Today he arrived with it in a small waxed cardboard box, we talked as I set up the camera, he was 16 at the time and had been rejected from national service due to his size. At the time of the raid he was working close to where the bombs exploded when this piece of bomb literally ended up at his feet glowing red hot, he noticed the round outline of the coin but could not determine what it was.
Leaving it where it lay he went to see if he could be of any help in the rail yard, returning later he picked up the bomb fragment which had now cooled and wrote a note detailing the incident, together with the shrapnel he put both in the waxed box. the note was still there.  
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+paul t beard No, My father's generation all served during the war in the Army and Air Force.  I love hearing about the individual stories.  Thanks for sharing.
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+Midas Gordon-Farleigh if you open the post there is an explanation on each image, yes you are quite rite it is Battle Abbey 
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Amazing Piece of Bomb Shrapnel.
On the 4th May 1942 nine ME109 fighter bombers carried out a low level attack on Eastbourne railway goods yard eight people were killed.
While having a conversation with an elderly gentleman he mentioned having this piece of shrapnel with a 1939  sixpence embedded in it I asked to see it and possibly photograph it. 
Having had it in his possession for 73 years he was very reluctant to let me have it, finally he agreed to let me photograph it provided he could wait while I did so and take it back straight after so this was a bit of a rushed job. Today he arrived with it in a small waxed cardboard box, we talked as I set up the camera, he was 16 at the time and had been rejected from national service due to his size. At the time of the raid he was working close to where the bombs exploded when this piece of bomb literally ended up at his feet glowing red hot, he noticed the round outline of the coin but could not determine what it was.
Leaving it where it lay he went to see if he could be of any help in the rail yard, returning later he picked up the bomb fragment which had now cooled and wrote a note detailing the incident, together with the shrapnel he put both in the waxed box. the note was still there.  
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Also a very good photography, this is self evident.
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I have lived in the South of England all my life, main hobby is photography mostly self taught. I also like to research what I have photographed mostly on the internet and share with others my findings.
 
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  • Cranbrook C of E Primary.
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