A destroyed home in London, 1940 (Image: Wikimedia)

Doreen Turner, née Duncan, was born in Harrow in 1932. She was eight when bombs first began to fall across the UK in the German aerial campaign that became known as the Blitz.

Fighting coronavirus is not like fighting the Second World War, despite what some world leaders and media figures might tell you, but a bit of Blitz Spirit might be what we all need right now.

Turner is my 88-year-old grandma and I spoke with her to find out what parallels we can usefully draw from that time to now.