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LAND MINE

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:13 am
by wini
My cousin and family came to stay with us in 1941. I always thought they had lived in Clydebank but he tells me that they lived in DALMARNOCK and their flat was damaged by a landmine
I am pretty dumb when it comes to things military but what would a Land Mine have been doing in Dalmarnock?

wini

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:35 am
by emanday
It wasn't just bombs that the Germans dropped over the UK.

There were also incendiary devices which didn't explode, they just set things on fire. Land mines were dropped as well, the theory being that what the bombs missed would be got later during search and rescue, etc...

Also, amongst out family papers there used to be about half a dozen leaflets that had been dropped exhorting the population to lobby the government to surrender etc...

LAND MINE

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:06 pm
by wini
Thanks for that Mary, I must ask him if he has any family papers from that era. He would have been 9 or 10 then so maybe not, although as the surviving member of his family he would probably have all the papers relating to them

wini

LAND MINE

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:50 am
by jim mccreadie
Hi Wini
You were kind enough to respond to a couple of my queries so I now return your kindness.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/s ... ead8.shtml

It would appear that the Luftwaffe were after Dalmarnock Power Station.

Kind regards.

LAND MINE

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:15 am
by wini
Thanks Jim

Went to Freo Markets a couple of Sundays ago.
After 3 weeks away in Perth & Melbourne arrived in Townsvlle to the coldest day ever on record
Wll take me a few days to catch up

win

Re: LAND MINE

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:26 pm
by Carole7
My 16yr old granddaughter asked me if I was alive during the 2nd world war, I am 80yrs old. She wanted to know what I could remember & did I have to go to a bomb shelter. I told her I only remember a few things, but one memory is very clear. I lived in Woodrop Street right next to the Dalmarnock power station. The bomb shelters were built on the banks of the river Clyde next to the bridge & next to the power station. I said that one evening when taking shelter with my mother 2 men entered the bomb shelter, heads covered in blood & slime. My mother pulled my head down into her lap. It turned out that the 2 ARP men saw what they believed was a parachutist landing and as they ran towards him it was actually a land mine which exploded. I know it must be hard to believe I remember this as I was only a toddler at the time but I can see it to this day.