Jul 7, 2009
My Interview today is with Biddy Cox, who at the tender age of
17 joined the London Fire Brigade as a Driver at the height of the
bombing known as the Blitz in World War II. As the haunting sounds
of the air raid sirens echoed around London and its population
headed for the relative safety of the bomb shelters, the
17-year-old Biddy had to race around London running the nightly
ordeal of bombs raining down all around her to get the injured
Londoners to a hospital. As the war grind slowly on Biddy managed
to get transferred to the Far East, where she joined the SOE, as
part of Special Operations Executive working with military James
Bond types. Where she met her future husband who was a SOE agent
working behind Japanese enemy lines.
I would just like to thank Mike O'Hara and Daniel Grimwood of Forgotten Melodies at http://mohstuff.com/FM/ for their kind permission to use their recording of Canzona Serenata Op.38, No.6 by Nikolai Medtner played by Daniel Grimwood.
To hear Mike and Daniel talk about the composer Nikolai Medtner go to http://mohstuff.com/FM episode 2