Sunday 29 December 2013

Dec 29th 1940 - London's Longest Night

I stumbled on this documentary a while ago and thought I would share it all with you all. It's not very festive I know but I thought as it's 73 years to the day from the longest night of the Blitz I thought it would be interesting to experience.

It holds a little more importance than just interesting history for me as my dad was born in London in early 1940, so he would have been about 8 months old when the blitz began. Though he may not remember it clearly, I think of my poor Nan, who had just had her first child during such a turbulent time, I can only imagine her daily anxiety and fear for their safety as they sheltered under their Morrison 73 years ago tonight.

Wendy x


  1. Both my parents were born in London during the Blitz in 1940 and like you I share these thoughts about my grandmothers and how it must have been for them.

  2. It makes you think about how lucky we are today. I can't imagine what it must have felt like during the Blitz, especially having a child and fearing for their safety.

  3. Thank you for sharing this, Wendy. I love your brilliant WW2 themed posts xx

  4. Happy New Year my dear! Here's hoping all your good wishes shall come true in 2014! This is a brilliant post and its really nice to be reminded how much we have to be grateful for...especially during a festive time where giving thanks should be especially remembered. Hope all has been well!
    May xx