Tag Archives: Germany

7.2.41

There is now more and more division of opinion – the question is implicit from the start but people have only recently become aware of it – as to whether we are fighting the Nazis or the German people.  This … Continue reading

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19.8.40

A feature of the air raids is the extreme credulity of almost everyone about damage done to distant places. George M.[1] arrived recently from Newcastle, which is generally believed to have been seriously smashed about, and told us that the … Continue reading

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22.7.40

No real news for days past. The principal event of the moment is the pan-American conference, now just beginning, and the Russian absorption of the Baltic states, which must be directed against Germany. Cripps’s wife and daughters are going to … Continue reading

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22.6.40

No real news yet of the German terms to France. They are said to be “so complicated” as to need long discussion. I suppose one may assume that what is really happening is that the Germans on the one side … Continue reading

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8.6.40

In the middle of a fearful battle in which, I suppose, thousands of men are being killed every day, one has the impression that there is no news. The evening papers are the same as the morning ones, the morning … Continue reading

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7.6.40

Although newspaper posters are now suppressed[1], one fairly frequently sees the paper-sellers displaying a poster. It appears that old ones are resuscitated and used, and ones with captions like “R.A.F. raids on Germany” or “Enormous German losses” can be used … Continue reading

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2.6.40

Impossible to tell how many men of the B.E.F. have really been repatriated, but statements appearing in various papers suggest that it is about 150,000 and that the number that originally advanced into Belgium was about 300,000. No indication as … Continue reading

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21.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Fresh enquiries by American I.P.O. indicates that the number of people believing U.S.A. would be involved in world war has greatly increased (to about 75%). Number thinking U.S.A. would send troops to Europe still only 25%. … Continue reading

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19.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Germans are buying heavily in copper & rubber for immediate delivery, & price of rubber rising rapidly. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. Indications that difference of some kind has arisen in Moscow staff talks (stated by Tass … Continue reading

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8.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Chinese dollar has now dropped below 4d. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. Danzig senate° appears to have climbed down in dispute over Polish customs officials. Daily Telegraph [b] 3. Again reported that a large number of Asturian … Continue reading

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