From Doodlebugs to Devon

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June 1944. Housewife Yvonne Shaw's life on the Home Front is shattered when Hitler's terror weapon, the 'doodlebugs' or flying bombs, bombard south London. After several fearful weeks she escapes to Devon, but even there her troubles are not over. In letters written to her husband, an army officer in Scotland, she describes her experiences which, in turn, raise questions: Was Croydon deliberately placed in the doodlebugs' firing line? Why couldn't she escape to Scotland? Why was an MP arrested for breaking the law? Historical evidence provides answers, places her account in context and reveals stories which confirm and challenge assumptions about this period.

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