Waiting for a Japanese bomb

For a year every flying fowl in the skies was suspect.  Likewise, every utensil that slipped out of the housewife’s hand had people scuttling for shelter. “What if it was a hot headed Jap pilot discharging his volatile cargo?” was the sheepish response. With dramatic suddenness, lives had been changed when on   Easter Sunday, 75…

A demon from the sea. The Emden bombing.

Today is the 104th anniversary of the Emden bombing of Madras. It was after a gap of more than a century that Madras was being attacked by an enemy and it caused a lot of flutter Unlike the later world war india was not a participant and had the least inkling it would be attacked….