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Heroic doctor climbed from rubble of bombed hospital to save injured children

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The gallantry medal of a heroic doctor who climbed from the rubble of a bombed hospital to save the lives of injured children is being sold.

Dr Alison McNairn was nearly buried alive after German bombs flattened the building she was working in during a World War II air raid.

But she was miraculously freed from the neck-deep rubble at Plymouth’s City General Hospital in March 1941 and set about saving lives.

Despite being in shock and suffering from broken ribs, she spent 22 hours treating wounded children in the aftermath of the attack.

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