THE TOWN, THE TIMES, THE PEOPLE

It came in low, flying down the Thetford Road, over Market Hill and off down London Road. It was so low people recall seeing the pilot's face. As it passed over Market Hill, the German Dornier 17 bomber fired off a machine gun ... TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT. Bullets hit the ground around Brandon children on the playground during their lunch break, close enough for some adults to be hit by flying stones. It was a miracle no one was killed.