Monthly Archives: August 2009

23.8.39.

Hot. Dug some more of the patch for leeks, transferred the cockerels (5) to the small pen, deloused the hen-houses. Great trouble getting rid of the red mite, which multiplies very fast in this weather. They have to be burned … Continue reading

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23.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Parliament meeting tomorrow. Emergency Powers Act will be passed. Certain classes of reservists called up. The King returning to London. Reservists being called up in France & Germany. Legislation to be hurried through Parliament to prevent … Continue reading

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22.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Officially stated in Berlin that Ribbentropp°  flies to Moscow tomorrow to sign non-agression° pact with U.S.S.R. News later confirmed from Moscow by Tass Agency, in a way that seems to make it clear that pact will … Continue reading

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22.8.39.

Drizzle in the morning, rest of day fine & hot. The mist is now very thick in the early mornings. Dug some more of the patch for the leeks, gave liquid manure to larkspurs etc. E. planted some more godetias. … Continue reading

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21.8.39.

Hot till evening, then heavy thunder & rain. Cut side-shoots out of tomatoes, dug in a little ash from bonfire round their roots, cleared & burnt first lot of dwarf peas & began digging over this patch of ground, which … 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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20.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Lloyd George predicts the Danzig crisis coming to a head very shortly. Also hints (S.Express puts this in leaded type) that if the Poles deliberately back down we are under no obligation to act. Sunday Express … Continue reading

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