This evening I saw a heron flying over Baker Street. But this is not so improbable as the thing I saw a week or two ago, i.e. a kestrel killing a sparrow in the middle of Lord’s cricket ground. I suppose it is possible that the war, i.e. the diminution of traffic, tends to increase bird life in inner London.
The little man whose name I always forget used to know Joyce, of the split-off fascist party, commonly credited with being Lord Haw-Haw. He says that Joyce hated Mosley passionately and talked about him in the most unprintable language. Mosley being Hitler’s chief supporter in England, it is interesting that he should employ Joyce and not one of Mosley’s men. This bears out what Borkenau said, that Hitler does not want a too-strong Fascist party to exist in England. Evidently the motive is always to split, and even to split the splitters. The German press is attacking the Pétain government, with what motive is not absolutely certain, and so also are elements of the French press under German control. Doriot is of course to the fore here. It was a shock to me when the Sunday Times also stated that the Germans in Paris are making use of Bergery. But I accept this with caution, knowing how these small dissident left parties are habitually lied about by the Right and the official left alike.
 William Joyce (1908-1946), known as Lord Haw-Haw supposedly from his way of speaking, was an American citizen who never acquired British nationality, although he spent most of his life in England and was a rabid nationalist. He became a Fascist for whom Oswald Mosley’s line was too mild. In August 1939 he went to Germany and in 1940 became a naturalised German. Throughout the early part of the war he broadcast propaganda to England. He was hanged by the British, 3 January 1946.
 Oswald Mosley, head of the British Union of Fascists
 See Orwell’s ‘London Letter’, Partisan Review, March-April 1941
 Jacques Doriot (1898-1945), a Communist who had turned to Fascism, was leader of the Parti Populaire Français, which was financed by the Germans. On 25 March 1943, he wrote to Hitler: ‘L’armée allemande et ses allié́s ne combatant pas seulement pour l’Allemagne, mais pour Europe et par conséquent pour France’. He was behind the formation of La Legion des volontaires francais contre bolchevisme (the LVF) – a first step in military collaboration with Germany during the occupation. Some 10,000 volunteers served in the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front (information from Memorial Museum, Caen).
 Gaston Bergery, a French deputy and intellectual, moved from the extreme right to the extreme left, and after the fall of France collaborated with the Germans. Peter Davison