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The first sight of German planes which we saw was very odd. The real air war
began for us in August 1940. On Sunday, August 18, Virginia and I had just sat
down to eat our lunch when there was a tremendous roar and we were just in
time to ...
"She was machine-gunned by a German plane, and I saw it happen. I was riding
on the Ringmer road and Mary was riding about two hundred yards ahead of me.
Suddenly a German plane swooped down, flew just above our heads along the ...
We heard later that the German pilot was a mere boy; he was taking mail in an
antediluvian plane from France to the Germans in the Channel Islands. Losing
his way, he had mistaken Sussex for Jersey. Some of the bullets hit his plane, but
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Ah, the somewhat less famous husband of Virginia! I've read volumes 1 and 5 of his autobiography, and loved them. Leonard Woolf was an extremely intelligent man and an excellent writer. His prose has ... Read full review