World War 2 Stories for Sheffield

                     Derek McDonald 

Derek's Blitz Story

By actiondesksheffield

People in story: Derek McDonald
Location of story: Sheffield
Background to story: Civilian


This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Bill Ross of the ‘Action Desk – Sheffield’ Team on behalf of Derek McDonald.

During the Sheffield Blitz, in 1941, I lived on Baker Street in Attercliffe, Sheffield. The cellars acted as air-raid shelters. When the bombs started dropping, we all gathered in one shelter. One old lady stoood up and her husband said to her, "Where are you going?" She said, "For my false teeth." He said, "They're dropping bloody bombs, not pork pies."

This is a true story.