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Liverpool Blitz: 12 midnight

German bombs are hitting the dock areas on both sides of the river. Burning warehouses and ships show the bombers where to aim their next attacks. Ack ack guns send volleys into the sky but with little effect. The river is alight with orange smoke as dockworkers and firemen battle to contain the flames and keep the port open.

Learn more about attacks on the docks.

A damaged ship in Canada dock. Copyright Merseyside Police
A damaged ship in Canada dock, 3/4 September 1940. Copyright Merseyside Police
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Audio clip

Eve Tate talks about her husband's wartime activities on ack ack guns.
(windows media | mp3 | read transcript)

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