Monthly Archives: May 2012

30.5.42

Almost every day in the neighbourhood of Upper Regent Street one can see a tiny, elderly, very yellow Japanese, with a face like a suffering monkey’s, walking slowly along with an enormous policeman walking beside him. On some days they … Continue reading

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27.5.42

Cutting from the D. Express of 26.5.42: CAIRO, Monday. – General Auchinleck, in a drive against red tape hindering the war effort in the Middle East, has sent this letter “to all officers and headquarters of this command”: – “An … Continue reading

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22.5.42

It is said that Molotov is not only in London but that the new Anglo-Russian treaty is already signed. [1] This however comes from Warburg, who is alternately over-optimistic and over-pessimistic – at any rate, always believes in the imminence … Continue reading

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21.5.42

Molotov is said to be in London. I don’t believe this.

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19.5.42

Attlee reminds me of nothing so much as a recently dead fish, before it has had time to stiffen.

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15.5.42

I saw Cripps on Wednesday, the first time I had actually spoken to him. Rather well impressed. He was more approachable and easy-going than I had expected, and quite ready to answer questions. Though aged 53 some of his movements … Continue reading

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11.5.42

Another gas warning (in Churchill’s speech) last night. I suppose we shall be using it before many weeks are over. From a Japanese broadcast; “In order to do justice to the patriotic spirit of the Koreans, the Japanese Government have … Continue reading

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