Sometimes a Hero

mrs mary couchmanThis is a photograph of Mrs. Mary Couchman shielding three small children, one of them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18th, 1940. The three children were playing in the street of the small Kentish Village when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall the 24 year old Couchman ran to them and gathered all three into her arms, protecting them with her body. When she was complimented on her bravery, she said, “Oh, it was nothing. Someone has to look after the children.”


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