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The Air Raid!

By Louis Mayor, year 6, La Houguette School

I only remember faintly what happened. I was home alone because mum was in hospital being treated. I was terrified; I had never been home alone. I’d always had my mum for comfort. But she was in an awful life or death situation. I thought this day couldn’t get worse.
Seconds, later the air raid siren blurted out. I didn’t hesitate because I knew exactly what to do. I sprinted to the door and ran to the nearest underground shelter. Unfortunately, we were poor so we couldn’t afford an Anderson shelter. When I got there the underground was full of nervous people.
Then I heard it, it was the bombs. I remember the deafening noise when the bombs struck land. My heart was pounding because the bombing had been on for ages. I was begging that the bombs wouldn’t hit the hospital.
The hospital was located on the industrial outskirts of the city. After it was safe to go out, I rushed to the hospital. When I got there I collapsed, crying on the wet, hard concrete, drowning myself in tears. My family were all dead. I was the only one alive.
But then I saw her out of the corner of my eye! I thought that I was hallucinating but I wasn’t; she was on her long stretcher. I ran as quick as I could.
As I got there she said her last words to me, “Go to the evacuation shelter. I have already registered you.” Then her eyes closed.
I was shouting, but my tears stopped. I knew I had to go to the evacuation shelter. So that’s what I did the next day. I set off with my suitcase. When I got there I boarded the train. I had no idea where I was being taken to.

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