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West Suffolk was a rural area and Bures only a remote village. Suffolk County Councils response to local Air Raid Precautions were summarised as:-

The Government takes the view that there are no worthwile targets in West Suffolk and least of all in rural areas. Any damage from air action will therefore be sporadic and accidental.
The Home Office has recommended that warnings should only be sounded in Boroughs and Urban Districts.

Considering Bures Hamlet was the site of the largest USAAF Bomb Dump in East Anglia and we suffered the loss of five lives in Nayland Road due to enemy action, this is an understatement to say the least.


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Research by Alan Beales