Barbara Mills as a young girl
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75 years on: Plymouth Blitz survivor describes bombing

A survivor who lost four family members in a World War Two bombing has described her ordeal on the 75th anniversary of the attack.

Portland Square air raid shelter in Plymouth was struck on 22 April 1941, leaving 76 people dead - the greatest loss of civilian life in the Plymouth Blitz.

Barbara Mills, 86, was 11-years old when she was pulled alive from the rubble with only two other people.

Her younger sister, parents and grandfather were all killed in the raid, and she said she was "very lucky" to be alive.

  • 22 Apr 2016
  • From the section Devon
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