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 Post subject: Re: Trekkers.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:53 am 
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Real Name: Owen Thompson
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Jude - I have also just come across this - not that it adds much: "Worse was to come. British bombers did considerable damage on a raid on the German city of Lűbeck. This so incensed Hitler that he ordered what became to be known as the ‘Baedecker Raids', made of British towns of historical importance. Canterbury, Exeter, Bath, York and Norwich were the targets. Norwich received its raid on 27th April 1942. The next evening there was an exodus from the city, the people taking with them a few belongings to sleep out in the country. This became known as ‘trekking’ and was frowned upon by the Government. However it happened in many provincial towns subjected to raids" , see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peoples ... 2816.shtml


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 Post subject: Re: Trekkers.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 19:44 pm 
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Real Name: tim cannock
Group: 4th Dorsets HQ Coy (self nominated membership).
There are references to 'trekkers' in the book 'Don't you know there's a war on?' (Jonathan Croall). Also, a character in a recent episode of 'Foyles War' drove out of Hasting each night to sleep in his car (don't know where he got the petrol from!).


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