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by Foureyes
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 2355

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

Thank you. Yes - it is an excellent article - especially as it says that I am correct! :oops: Curiously, the old lady's diary introduces a new factor, which is damage to the railway station - I have never come across that before. The inescapable fact is that if the V-1 had landed 200 yards short of ...
by Foureyes
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 82
Views: 15626

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

I am not clear what point Hibsman is trying to make, as all that appears on my screen is a repetition of earlier posts by other contributors, without any additional and original comment by Hibsman himself. Did he press a key too soon - as we all have done from time-to-time?
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 8684

Re: Black Lives Matter

"My local council is abandoning a lot of recycling but when asked, refused to give us any information as to what is no longer being recycled. Obviously we, those who pay their wages, are incompetent or two stupid to be given such information" Do you not have a local councillor and/or MP w...
by Foureyes
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 8684

Re: Black Lives Matter

A huge subject concerns the Dalits (Untouchables) in Indian culture!!! Just as bad today as it was a hundred, perhaps even a thousand years ago.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 8684

Re: Black Lives Matter

There are all sorts of prejudices, even within apparently cohesive communities. I was once asked by a Jewish friend to write a biography of a person well-known in his community. I did a lot of preliminary research, including a very long visit to the man himself, who was very interesting and likeable...
by Foureyes
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 2355

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

I have a copy of the Kriegstagebuch (war diary) of FlakRegt 155(W), which was the launcher regiment for the V-1. I can assure you that the rogue missiles (known to the Germans as Kreißläufer ) which were launched from the Pas de Calais sites and ended up near Paris, etc, were aimed at London. It is ...
by Foureyes
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 6602

Re: GRACE

There is a charming (and true!) story about a particular Grecians' dance in the 1950s which was held, at their invitation, at a local girls' boarding school towards the end of the Summer Term. The C.H. party duly arrived, accompanied by a master to ensure that well went well. The master was the youn...
by Foureyes
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 2355

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

". ..had an element of randomness (understood to be part of the terror effect )" The randomness certainly added to the terror effect, but that was not the German's intention. Hitler's direction was to terrorise the population of central London and all V-1s had their guidance system set to ...
by Foureyes
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 2355

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

Brian,
Many thanks for the correction on names, which is very helpful.
I see that you arrived in 1944, presumably in September? This was obviously after the V-1 incident and you were very young at the time, but can you remember any gossip about the bomb?
Thanks again,
David
by Foureyes
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 2355

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

" I was at CH in the 1950s and never heard of the Flying Bomb incident. " So was I. I can recall it being mentioned in about 51-52, but in a rather casual way, with a snigger that the masters' cars had been destroyed. I am inquisitive by nature and decided that lock-down was a good opportu...
by Foureyes
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: ANY ARCHITECTS OUT THERE?
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: ANY ARCHITECTS OUT THERE?

Loringa - thank you for that. I had actually read the document to which you refer, but, being a simple-minded person, just could not understand it and was looking for a simple explanation. Plus, hopefully, some comments on what it might have meant for the C.H. buildings, which had been in the vicini...
by Foureyes
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: ANY ARCHITECTS OUT THERE?
Replies: 3
Views: 674

ANY ARCHITECTS OUT THERE?

As explained elsewhere, I am researching the V-1 that landed at C.H. on 29 June 1944. In his post-war report, Mr Flecker says; "...and various buildings were strained." I understand what 'strained' means in a dictionary sense, but believe this to have a precise meaning for architects and b...
by Foureyes
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 2355

Re: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

Thanks for the replies. 'Head Masters's wartime diary.' It is not so much a diary as an account written in 1946 'for the record.' There is at least one copy in the Museum and I have a copy. It is only seventeen pages long, but sheds considerable light on what went on at the school 1939-45. 'Left som...
by Foureyes
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 19
Views: 2355

RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

I am researching the Flying Bomb/Doodlebug/V-1 which landed and exploded near the C.H. Infirmary at about 5a.m. on 29 June 1944. It came within an ace of inflicting a major catastrophe, but thankfully caused only one minor injury and some relatively minor physical damage. Although eyewitnesses will ...
by Foureyes
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 5604

Re: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)

"why the school these days has to employ what seem to be dedicated staff in sports, arts, drama, etc" You are correct that many academic masters took on secondary roles, especially in sport, but, even so, I think that you are being a little unfair, or, perhaps, you memory is playing you fa...