The day a bomb fell on us: Queen Mother's tale of the day the Luftwaffe came to town

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She famously declared that the bombing of Buckingham Palace meant she could 'look the East End in the face'.

Yet it is only now that the Queen Mother's immediate reaction to the 'horrible' bombing of the Royal Family's home in London can be revealed in full.

In a letter written to her mother-in-law Queen Mary 69 years ago, but released to the public only yesterday, she gives an astonishing account of how she heard a German bomber overhead, felt blasts when it struck, and observed the bloody aftermath.

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