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Pte. W.R. Block document about WWII, Second World War

Above is an extract of some the recollections of
Pte. W.R. Block (Ray)

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Ray Block recalls, “We got air-raids on Sunday mornings ... not every Sunday morning. The first air-raid that we got I was caught in the loo, I'd got caught with my pants down so to speak. I dived into a pit and I thought I was the only one in it. I said loudly, I counted the planes "Eight, that seems strange why isn't there nine?" And a bloke said to me, "That's all there is." Well I nearly jumped out of the pit, I thought I was the only one in there!”

Source: Australians At War Film Archive