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AnnCardiff Report 5 Sep 2013 09:24

I lived in a cottage about half way up the mountain road about four miles outside Cardiff city centre - at the bottom of the road was the ROF factory and the Germans targeted that factory most nights using the road as a guide - occasionally they missed and dropped bombs on local fields, but sadly one night they got a direct hit and killed all the night shift - we used to go out in the morning after a raid to se what damage had been done and look at the bomb craters - there used to be strips of silver foil all over the place which apparently was something to do with radar blocking. We used to collect shrapnel and brass shell cases which were polished and used as ornaments