Tag Archives: Chamberlain

22.4.41

Have been 2 or 3 days at Wallington. Saturday night’s blitz could easily be heard there – 45 miles distant. Sowed while at Wallington 40 or 50 lb. of potatoes, which might give 200 or 600 lbs. according to the … Continue reading

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23.11.40

The day before yesterday lunching with H. P., editor of ——-[1].  H. P. rather pessimistic about the war.  Thinks there is no answer to the New Order [2], i.e. this government is incapable of framing any answer, and people here … Continue reading

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20.6.40

Went to the office of the [New Statesman][1] to see what line they are taking about home defence. C.[2], who is now in reality the big noise there, was rather against the “arm the people” line and said that its … Continue reading

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28.8.39.

Have been travelling etc. during the past days & therefore unable to keep up the diary in ordinary way. The main developments have been as follow: Hitler has proposed some or other kind of plan which was flown across by … Continue reading

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24.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Russo-German Pact signed. Terms given in Berlin (File War etc.)[1] suggest close pact & no “escape” clause. This evening’s radio news gives confirmation in Moscow in same terms. Official statement from Moscow that “enemies of both … Continue reading

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2.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Announced today that ration cards are already printed & ready. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. Chamberlain’s speech broadcast throughout the U.S.S.R. Daily Telegraph [b] 3. Number of Ukrainian leaders arrested in Poland. Daily Telegraph [c] Social 1. … Continue reading

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25.7.39.

Foreign & General 1. Brit-Japanese agreement very vaguely worded but amounts to climbing down on Britain’s part as in effect it amounts to a promise not to help Chinese. Chamberlain denies any alteration in British policy. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. … Continue reading

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