Category Archives: Political

15.11.42

Church bells rung this morning – in celebration of the victory in Egypt. [1] The first time that I have heard them in over two years. [1] Following the attack launched at El Alamein on 23 October 1942, the Eighth … Continue reading

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15.10.42

A little bit of India transplanted to England. For some weeks our Marathi newsletters were translated and broadcast by a little man named Kothari, completely spherical but quite intelligent and, so far as I could judge, genuinely anti-Fascist. Suddenly one … Continue reading

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11.10.42

The authorities in Canada have now chained up a number of German prisoners equal to the number of British prisoners chained up in Germany. What the devil are we coming to? [1] [1] The Germans chained some 2,500 Allied prisoners … Continue reading

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10.10.42

Today in honour of the anniversary of the Chinese Revolution the Chinese flag was hoisted over Broadcasting House. Unfortunately it was upside down. [According to D[avid] A[stor], Cripps is going to resign shortly – pretext, that the War Cabinet is … Continue reading

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5.10.42

New viceroy of India to be appointed shortly. No clue as to who he will be. Some say General Auchinleck – who, it is said, gets on well with leftwing Indians. Long talk with Bradner, who is back after his … Continue reading

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28.9.42

Open-air church parade in Regents Park yesterday. How touching the scene ought to be – the battalion in hollow square, band of the Coldstream Guards, the men standing bareheaded (beautiful autumn day, faint mist and not a leaf stirring, dogs … Continue reading

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22.9.42

Most of the ammunition for our Sten gun is Italian, or rather made in Germany for Italy. I fancy this must be the first weapon the British army has had whose bore was measured in the millimetres instead of inches. … Continue reading

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