Episode 4

The Air Raid Heroes

June 28th and 29th 1942, Weston-Super-Mare saw two nights of ‘horror’ which saw more than 100 people killed, hundreds more injured and many landmarks levelled by 52 high-explosive bombs and more than 10,000 savage incendiary devices.

This episode is all about the event and the people who made a difference.


This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England.

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Western Daily Press - Tuesday 30 June 1942

Western Daily Press - Thursday 02 July 1942

Western Daily Press - Wednesday 15 July 1942

Western Daily Press - Saturday 24 October 1942

Weston Mercury

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About your host

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Alice The Backtracker

Hello there! My name is Alice and this is The Backtracker History Show Podcast where I ask you to join me on a meander down through the archives to find out more about the people, places and events from the past.

From tales of pirates and privateers to murderers, tragic accidents to war time escapades, this podcast has it all.
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